Facing Slavery: Princeton Family Stories

Facing Slavery: Princeton Family Stories is a 55 minute documentary written and edited by Melvin McCray (Class of 1974) and produced by McCray and Martha A. Sandweiss on the occasion of the Princeton & Slavery Project symposium in November 2017.

Princeton & Slavery Project Symposium - Keynote

Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison opens the Princeton & Slavery Project Symposium with a keynote speech, followed by a conversation with United States Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith. 

November 17, 2017

Princeton & Slavery Project Symposium - Welcome and Project Overview

Professor Martha A. Sandweiss presents an overview of the Princeton & Slavery Project at the Princeton & Slavery Project Symposium held in November 2017.

Princeton & Slavery Project Symposium - Panel 1

"Some of What We've Learned," a panel presentation at the Princeton & Slavery Project Symposium in November 2017.

Participants: Trip Henningson ('16), Craig B. Hollander (The College of New Jersey), R. Isabela Morales (Princeton University), Lesa Redmond ('17), Joseph Yannielli (Yale University)

Moderator: Daniel J. Linke (Princeton University)

Princeton & Slavery Project Symposium - Panel 2

"How the Princeton & Slavery Project Shapes Our Broader Understanding of Universities and Slavery," a panel presentation at the Princeton & Slavery Project Symposium in November 2017.

Participants: Leslie A. Harris (Northwestern University) and Ruth J. Simmons (Brown University).

Moderator: Wallace Best (Princeton University)

Did You Know...?Most of Princeton's founding trustees bought, sold, traded, or inherited slaves. Read More