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As tensions over slavery led to sectional crisis in the first half of the 19th century, Princeton’s commencement addresses became increasingly pro-slavery in tone.
The Civil War Comes to Princeton in 1861
Tensions between Unionist and Secessionist students reached their peak in 1861, shortly after the outbreak of the Civil War.
Escape from Princeton
In 1819, Princeton Mayor Erkuries Beatty engaged a recent College of New Jersey graduate to recapture his runaway slave, Joe. The incident underscores the terror and uncertainty of enslavement in central Jersey.
African Americans on Campus, 1746-1876
African Americans were a constant presence at the College of New Jersey as servants, support staff, research and teaching assistants, and students. They labored under harsh conditions on a campus dominated by racism and white supremacy.
White Supremacy at the Commencement of 1836
Princeton student Thomas Ancrum attacked black abolitionist minister Theodore Wright during the commencement of 1836. The incident exposed the commitment to white supremacy among college students and officials.
Photograph of Garrett Cochran (class of 1897), who survived the shooting that killed a classmate in 1895.
Report on Anti-Abolition Mob
A report on an anti-abolition mob, reprinted from the Princeton Whig.
Map of Nassau Street
Map of Nassau Street in Princeton, including 126 Nassau Street, the saloon outside of which student Frederick Ohl was shot in 1895.
"An outrageous attack"
An article from the Princeton Whig describing the aftermath of the Riot of 1846.
"Murderer Freed, Will Work Here"
Article announcing the release of John Collins, an African American man convicted of the murder of a Princeton undergraduate in 1895.
Princeton Digs Deep into Its Fraught Racial History
The New York Times, 11/6/17
Princeton University has a long history connected to slavery, which has remained hidden until now.
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."
Tune Every Heart: The Princeton & Slavery Project in Song
Saturday, January 13, 2018
1 pm and 5 pm
Faculty Room, Nassau Hall, Princeton University Campus