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Princeton's Slaveholding Professors

Many faculty members at the College of New Jersey owned slaves during the first century of the college’s history. For some professors, records detailed the slaves they owned while living and teaching in Princeton. For others, slave ownership is documented in other locations after they left Princeton—as in the case of Henry Kollock, a former professor who owned slaves in Savannah, Georgia. Numerous slaveholding professors also served in institutional leadership roles and exerted significant influence in the college’s history, including presidents John Witherspoon, Samuel Stanhope Smith, and Ashbel Green, and vice presidents Elijah Slack and Phillip Lindsley.

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