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Between 1746 and 1865, about 40% of Princeton students arrived from the slaveholding South. As college leaders recruited elite southerners, enrollment tracked the geographical spread of the slave economy.
The Alumni Subscription Campaign of 1835
In 1835, the Alumni Association of Nassau Hall responded to financial crisis with a fundraising campaign among Princeton alumni. Many of the donors who responded were southerners with ties to slavery.
Thomas Carter Ruffin
Thomas Carter Ruffin, Princeton alumnus and later Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, propounded the legal doctrine of slave-owners’ absolute power over their human property in the 1829 case State v. Mann.
James Moore Wayne
James Moore Wayne (1790-1867), a Princeton graduate from Georgia, personally owned slaves and served on the Supreme Court that denied African Americans citizenship in the 1857 Dred Scott v. Sandford case. Yet he remained a strong Unionist during the Civil War, embodying the dissonant relationship between slavery and liberty in the United States.
Princeton’s Influence on Southern Higher Education
Princeton-educated ministers and teachers established schools across Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
Slave Population of the Southern States in 1860
A map showing the distribution of the slave population of the southern states, compiled from the census of 1860.
Catalogue of Princeton University with the number of students from each class and number of students from Southern States.
John Grattan Gamble
Portrait of Princeton alumnus John Grattan Gamble, a Florida planter and slave-owner.
Population of Kentucky, 1790-1860
Though the number of slaves increased in Kentucky from 1790-1860, slaves decreased as a percentage of the population from 1830 onwards.
Half Length Portrait of William Dunbar
William Dunbar (1749-1810).
Princeton to Air Out Its Legacy of Slavery
Princeton University investigates its past with launch of the Princeton & Slavery Project website and a 4-day symposium.