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Princeton and the Colonization Movement
Founded and supported by 19th-century Princeton alumni, the American Colonization Society promoted the repatriation of freed slaves to a colony in Africa. Ultimately, however, colonization was more of an intellectual movement for moderately antislavery whites than a practical option for free Black people.
Princeton and the New Jersey Colonization Society
More than half of the officers and founding members of the New Jersey Colonization Society were Princeton affiliates.
Princeton and Mississippi
Princeton students and their families lived in the Mississippi area decades before statehood in 1817. From the 1790s to the Civil War, Mississippians at the College of New Jersey came from elite families who built their wealth on cotton and slave labor.
Princeton Theological Seminary and Slavery
Princeton Theological Seminary’s 19th century faculty and students encountered enslaved people as a familiar part of life. Though early leaders of the seminary owned slaves and largely failed to condemn the institution of slavery, some notable alumni—including the first African American man to graduate from a theological seminary in the United States—became prominent antislavery activists.
Presbyterians and Slavery
A truly national denomination from the 18th century to the Civil War, American Presbyterianism encompassed a wide range of viewpoints on slavery. Prominent leaders in the church were slaveholders, moderate antislavery advocates, and abolitionists.
Newspaper report of the nation’s first colonization meeting, held at Princeton on November 6, 1816.
"Letters on the Colonization Society"
Pamphlet supporting the American Colonization Society, published in response to "the ardent opposition" of "some of our white citizens, and by a number of the free coloured population."
American Colonization Society Fundraising Notice
A fundraising notice placed by John Maclean Jr. in support of the New Jersey branch of the American Colonization Society.
Subscription to the Princeton Colonization Society
Donations pledged by Princeton faculty members to establish a packet line between Liberia and the United States.
Officers of the New Jersey Colonization Society
New Jersey Colonization Society Officers in 1824. The orange "P" indicates a Princeton affiliate.
Journal of American History Reviews The Princeton & Slavery Project
Journal of American History, December 2020
"Of all the available examples, the Princeton & Slavery web site offers far and away the most well-developed and best organized of these digital treatments."
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Tune Every Heart
Students from the Lewis Center's Atelier Program rehearse "Tune Every Heart," an original musical theater performance inspired by the Princeton & Slavery Project, in January 2018.