Princeton and Slavery Project

The Princeton and Slavery Project examines Princeton University’s historical involvement with the institution of slavery. Join the conversation: #PrincetonAndSlavery

  1. Through storytelling, @stinkylulu’s students were able to explore the benefits and burdens of carrying the Princeton name inside and outside of the #OrangeBubble Bravo to all! #PrincetonAndSlavery
  2. Another #PrincetonAndSlavery event! Performances by Professor Brian Herrera’s workshop course “Princeton, Slavery & Me.” https://t.co/Z8G7m2jDFT
    Another #PrincetonAndSlavery event! Performances by Professor Brian Herrera’s workshop course “Princeton, Slavery & Me.” pic.twitter.com/Z8G7m2jDFT
  3. Going to catch up on the #PrincetonAndSlavery article in the @princetonalumni mag on today's flight. Important reading.
  4. @mccartertheatre @princeton_university 
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    @mccartertheatre @princeton_university #CivicEngagementRadio #TakeMyTourofTrenton #princetonandslavery #princetonandslaveryproject #slavery
  5. Much luv to @mccarter I had a great time directing the #PrincetonAndSlavery plays. Great writers & terrific actors. Art matters.
  6. This says it all: Titus Kaphar’s “Billy Lee: Portrait in Tar,” 2016, a painting of one of George Washington’s slaves, next to William Rush’s sculpture “George Washington,” 1817, based on a drawing taken from life. Included in a small but potent exhibition,”Making History Visible,” which considers the the politics of representation underlying the genres of portraiture and history painting in American art. Part of the campus-wide initiative, Princeton and Slavery. #tituskaphar @princetonu_artmuseum #princetonuniversityartmuseum #princetonandslavery #portraiture #americanhistory
    This says it all: Titus Kaphar’s “Billy Lee: Portrait in Tar,” 2016, a painting of one of George Washington’s slaves, next to William Rush’s sculpture “George Washington,” 1817, based on a drawing taken from life. Included in a small but potent exhibition,”Making History Visible,” which considers the the politics of representation underlying the genres of portraiture and history painting in American art. Part of the campus-wide initiative, Princeton and Slavery. #tituskaphar @princetonu_artmuseum #princetonuniversityartmuseum #princetonandslavery #portraiture #americanhistory
  7. #princetonandslavery #impressionsoffreedom #libertytree #findbeauty #findpeace #reflection #inversions #meaning
    #princetonandslavery #impressionsoffreedom #libertytree #findbeauty #findpeace #reflection #inversions #meaning
  8. Hands down my favorite plays from the Princeton and Slavery Plays are Under the Liberty Trees, Elizabeth, and The Torch! #PrincetonAndSlavery
  9. Ready for #PrincetonAndSlavery plays @mccarter theatre thanks to @Princeton for putting on these much needed & important events for our community https://t.co/8WAgwyraMB
    Ready for #PrincetonAndSlavery plays @mccarter theatre thanks to @Princeton for putting on these much needed & important events for our community pic.twitter.com/8WAgwyraMB
  10. saved for my Sunday morning coffee. #princetonandslavery #ourlegacy #dealwithit #blacktiger #proud
    saved for my Sunday morning coffee. #princetonandslavery #ourlegacy #dealwithit #blacktiger #proud
  11. "I dare not say that I am finished" - the mantra of the cast of Eclipsed, led by director Shariffa Ali The work continues! #PrincetonAndSlavery #theater #lewiscenterforthearts
  12. Titus Kaphar’s “Impressions of Liberty,” 2017, commemorates the 1766 sale of six enslaved African Americans on this site. They belonged to the estate of Samuel Finley, the fifth president of Princeton University who was living in this house on campus at the time of his death. Kaphar’s powerful sculpture was commissioned as part of the Princeton and Slavery Project. #tituskaphar #monuments @princeton_university #princetonandslavery #americanhistory
    Titus Kaphar’s “Impressions of Liberty,” 2017, commemorates the 1766 sale of six enslaved African Americans on this site. They belonged to the estate of Samuel Finley, the fifth president of Princeton University who was living in this house on campus at the time of his death. Kaphar’s powerful sculpture was commissioned as part of the Princeton and Slavery Project. #tituskaphar #monuments @princeton_university #princetonandslavery #americanhistory
  13. Eclipsed tells “the history of countries across Africa as they tried to establish themselves in the aftermath of colonization” - thesis student Ugonna Nwabueze. Great example of how conversations of the #PrincetonAndSlavery Project can extend into the larger Princeton community!
  14. On this cold, drizzly day, my #AutobiographicalStorytelling students ROCKED their personal tours of the @Princeton campus as part of today’s #princetonandslavery symposium! https://t.co/l46mbZOXDl
    On this cold, drizzly day, my #AutobiographicalStorytelling students ROCKED their personal tours of the @Princeton campus as part of today’s #princetonandslavery symposium! pic.twitter.com/l46mbZOXDl
  15. On this cold, drizzly day, my #AutobiographicalStorytelling students ROCKED their personal tours of the @princeton_university campus as part of today’s #princetonandslavery symposium!
    On this cold, drizzly day, my #AutobiographicalStorytelling students ROCKED their personal tours of the @princeton_university campus as part of today’s #princetonandslavery symposium!
  16. Danielle Allen - “Places like @Princeton are #PerpetualInstitutions. When people come to our campuses they are learning the nation’s history.” #princetonandslavery https://t.co/Oxc8lMutoy
    Danielle Allen - “Places like @Princeton are #PerpetualInstitutions. When people come to our campuses they are learning the nation’s history.” #princetonandslavery pic.twitter.com/Oxc8lMutoy
  17. ‪Danielle Allen - “Places like @princeton_university are #PerpetualInstitutions. When people come to our campuses they are learning the nation’s history.” #princetonandslavery ‬
    ‪Danielle Allen - “Places like @princeton_university are #PerpetualInstitutions. When people come to our campuses they are learning the nation’s history.” #princetonandslavery ‬
  18. Tears, laughter, and lots to think about at the #PrincetonAndSlavery Plays. How wonderful to see theater and history come together in such a powerful way!!!
  19. The Torch by Nathan Alan Davis made an old statue a contemporary piece with a wonderfully comical scripts and amazing actors. Truly blown away. #PrincetonandSlavery https://t.co/qv0PZpxkGG
    The Torch by Nathan Alan Davis made an old statue a contemporary piece with a wonderfully comical scripts and amazing actors. Truly blown away. #PrincetonandSlavery pic.twitter.com/qv0PZpxkGG
  20. Krane Kwei-Armah imagined the meeting between an African king and members of the American Colonization Society in “King Peter” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  21. Wrapped up an amazing weekend examining Princeton and Slavery with a series of phenomenal, original plays. #princetonandslavery
    Wrapped up an amazing weekend examining Princeton and Slavery with a series of phenomenal, original plays. #princetonandslavery
  22. “What you wanna be when you grown?” “Free” - Under the Liberty Trees #PrincetonAndSlavery
  23. In Under the Liberty Trees by Emily Mann, a slave boy is taught to read by his master, and then must read the advertisement for the sale of his family aloud to his mother and father #PrincetonAndSlavery #irony #macleanhouse
  24. "The beginning leads to the end." This was said during "James Johnson: Princeton and the Constitution" by Regina Taylor. A stunning and emotional performance about a runaway slave getting recognized and being put in trial. #PrincetonandSlavery
  25. “That is why I travelled, to find kindness in the world for our people...that is why we all must travel” - Princeton student inhabited by Betsey Stockton in Branden Jacobs Jenkins ghost-story play, Travel #PrincetonAndSlavery
  26. The #PrincetonAndSlavery Project website includes over 80 articles, video documentaries, interactive maps and several hundred primary source documents.

Visit: https://t.co/Q0ZuGWa3Hq https://t.co/uxm0lvxFxI
    The #PrincetonAndSlavery Project website includes over 80 articles, video documentaries, interactive maps and several hundred primary source documents. Visit:  http://ow.ly/KLHX30gEyrX  pic.twitter.com/uxm0lvxFxI
  27. “King Peter” by Kwame Kwei-Armah is the narrative of a meeting between a US Navy Lieutenant and an African King. #PrincetonAndSlavery https://t.co/rC4NZIkgx8
    “King Peter” by Kwame Kwei-Armah is the narrative of a meeting between a US Navy Lieutenant and an African King. #PrincetonAndSlavery pic.twitter.com/rC4NZIkgx8
  28. “Under the Liberty Trees” by Emily Mann tells the story of the 1766 auction of an enslaved family at Maclean House. #PrincetonAndSlavery https://t.co/CNa3zngWsA
    “Under the Liberty Trees” by Emily Mann tells the story of the 1766 auction of an enslaved family at Maclean House. #PrincetonAndSlavery pic.twitter.com/CNa3zngWsA
  29. Ready for the first play: Travel by Branden Jacobs Jenkins ‘06 #PrincetonAndSlavery https://t.co/ckfrtGpPr8
    Ready for the first play: Travel by Branden Jacobs Jenkins ‘06 #PrincetonAndSlavery pic.twitter.com/ckfrtGpPr8
  30. I already know these plays are going to be incredible. Can't wait to see the history come alive at McCarter Theatre. #PrincetonandSlavery https://t.co/mroQL7kyST
    I already know these plays are going to be incredible. Can't wait to see the history come alive at McCarter Theatre. #PrincetonandSlavery pic.twitter.com/mroQL7kyST
  31. “Travel” by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins tells the story of a present day alumnus reminiscing about his college years. #PrincetonAndSlavery https://t.co/E1gTVVSKUD
    “Travel” by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins tells the story of a present day alumnus reminiscing about his college years. #PrincetonAndSlavery pic.twitter.com/E1gTVVSKUD
  32. Titus Kaphar’s installation at Maclean House— to see Samuel Finley the viewer must first see his slaves #PrincetonandSlavery https://t.co/dJuYrOVELI
    Titus Kaphar’s installation at Maclean House— to see Samuel Finley the viewer must first see his slaves #PrincetonandSlavery pic.twitter.com/dJuYrOVELI
  33. Honored to have been able to give a historical tour to this amazing group of people!
#PrincetonAndSlavery https://t.co/5oShLdh0tC
    Honored to have been able to give a historical tour to this amazing group of people! #PrincetonAndSlavery pic.twitter.com/5oShLdh0tC
  34. An excited crowd is gathering in the lobby! It’s time for the premiere of the #PrincetonAndSlavery plays 🎭 https://t.co/pLbXgMidXR
    An excited crowd is gathering in the lobby! It’s time for the premiere of the #PrincetonAndSlavery plays 🎭 pic.twitter.com/pLbXgMidXR
  35. Witherspoon Street was hub of free black community, at one time called African Lane #PrincetonAndSlavery
  36. Six main donors contributed to construction of Nassau Hall, at least five were slaveholders #PrincetonAndSlavery https://t.co/rkZFJ7RG1i
    Six main donors contributed to construction of Nassau Hall, at least five were slaveholders #PrincetonAndSlavery pic.twitter.com/rkZFJ7RG1i
  37. Starting our tour with our guide Maximo at Prospect, formerly Prospect Farm #PrincetonAndSlavery https://t.co/8vH40dQgDh
    Starting our tour with our guide Maximo at Prospect, formerly Prospect Farm #PrincetonAndSlavery pic.twitter.com/8vH40dQgDh
  38. Eisgruber: “You can put something in front of people, but it doesn’t mean that they engage with it. It requires the kind of energy and engagement in this room right now to fully face the past.” #PrincetonandSlavery
  39. @Georgetown Allen: Germany also does a good job exploring its racial history publicly at a national level. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  40. Allen, on commemoration: “I would put the German example on the table. I think that they have set a standard with their commemoration of Jewish history and the Holocaust.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  41. @Georgetown Foner: France does this well, with a national commission on the country's history with slavery. The goal is a public presentation of history that confronts slavery. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  42. @Georgetown Foner: Some might suggest looking to South Africa's history. But the crucial thing is to keep uncovering our own American history. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  43. Foner, on positive examples of commemoration: France has a National commission on the memory of slavery. We don’t have anything like that in this country. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  44. @Georgetown Question from President Eisgruber: Where should we look for examples of the right way forward? #PrincetonAndSlavery
  45. Allen: “I’m going to have to agree with [Eisgruber] on this one.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  46. Eisgruber, responding to Foner’s comments about diversity: “I understand diversity in a more forward-looking way. There are times when I wish I could use the full array of historical resources and reasons.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  47. U’s Need so much more. This history needs to be woven into entire curriculum, part of admissions tours, and in meaningful annual rituals for new students. #SlaveryU #PrincetonAndSlavery  https://twitter.com/TealArcadi/status/931972028982284289 
  48. Foner: The whole discussion of “diversity” is an unfortunate result of the rollback on affirmative action. What it really means is that it’s good for white people to have other people in class. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  49. @Georgetown Eric Foner: One possibility is a required course. Another is a segment of freshman orientation focused on university ties to slavery. The most important thing is to reach students who don't already know the history of the university's ties to slavery. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  50. Foner: We don’t want it to be so only those who already want to engage with this information are the ones accessing it #PrincetonAndSlavery
  51. Q from Melvin McCray-how do U’s teach this history to prospectives and current students on larger scale? Again, other schools already do this #SlaveryU #PrincetonAndSlavery
  52. @Georgetown Question from Melvin McCray '74: How will the #PrincetonAndSlavery Project's findings be incorporated into campus academics and student life at #PrincetonU?
  53. This kind of work is going on already—connecting communities, descendants, historic sites, preservationists, scholars, and universities. #SlaveryU #PrincetonAndSlavery  https://twitter.com/jrobinmack/status/931969747117379585 
  54. Eric Foner: Since the founding of this country, blacks were completely ignored by those in power who conceptualized + attempted to solidify American identity. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  55. Allen: “There is another issue - which is how universities connect to the communities outside the university. There is a conversation of bringing in the leaders of state tours into these academic discussions.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  56. How does work of university connect to public history outside the university? Convening, connecting role? Creating knowledge networks? @dsallentess #PrincetonAndSlavery
  57. Foner on the misremembering found on plantation tours: “Many feel it’s a personal accusation against them to mention slavery. But this is not a personal question - no one is alive who owned slaves.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  58. Follow @nicky_steidel if you want to learn more about #PrincetonAndSlavery but can't make it to the symposiums. He's live tweeting! ;)
  59. Foner, paraphrased: There has been a re-hash of the Booker T Washington-WEB Du Bois debates. Both political parties favor vocational education that teaches people how to develop the next dating app over an education that values democratic citizenship. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  60. @Georgetown Foner: WEB DuBois would tell us that democracy is not possible without higher education. Higher education needs to be about more than merely vocational training. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  61. Foner: “There does seem to be in Washington a real bias against higher education, including cuts to education spending and this recent tax bill that will bankrupt graduate students.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  62. @Georgetown Eisgruber: Universities need to keep bringing truth to the world, and showing the world how crucial university education is. Universities need to show they are a place in which diverse people and groups come together to find truth and solve problems. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  63. "the manifestation of the kind of truth-seeking a university should do." --Princeton president Chris Eisgruber #PrincetonAndSlavery
  64. @Georgetown Question from the audience: We are witnessing a social and political assault right now on higher education. What can projects like #PrincetonAndSlavery do to combat that assault?
  65. We're not going to be able to have a sense of justice until we know our history. --Princeton president Chris Eisgruber #PrincetonAndSlavery
  66. Eisgruber: “In my view, it’s the act of commemoration” that is the University’s chief obligation given the revelations of the #PrincetonAndSlavery project.
  67. @Georgetown Christopher Eisgruber: We will not attain effective social policy until we have an active understanding of the history that has brought us to the present. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  68. Eisgruber on reparations: “This research does not show that Princeton is different from America. It represents an American trend more generally. I am with Eric and Danielle on the broader political question - we need to think about how to move forward.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  69. Danielle Allen: If reparations were to occur, it may have to be on an institutional – not national – level, like @Georgetown has done. Furthermore, we cannot limit questions about reparations to a black-white binary vision of racial history in America. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  70. @dsallentess We need to work harder to weave these histories into the dominant historical narrative of the U.S. -@dsallentess #PrincetonAndSlavery
  71. Foner, more on reparations (paraphrased): What we really need - and what no current political parties or actors are willing to offer - is forward looking social policy that addresses the massive racial - and other - inequities woven into our society. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  72. If we ever came to a moment when reparations were politically possible, reparations would no longer be necessary. --Eric Foner #PrincetonAndSlavery
  73. A question from the audience: What should we do about the question of reparations? Eric Foner: "If we ever came to a political moment where reparations were possible, we would no longer need reparations. What we need is social policy that gets us there." #PrincetonAndSlavery
  74. Foner-if we ever came to a National moment where reparations were possible, we wouldn’t need them. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  75. On reparations, Foner says: “I told Eisgruber that he better have a good answer for Princeton and reparations. But it’s easy to spend other people’s money.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  76. Foner (paraphrased): It must be acknowledged that Confederate students were fighting a war to maintain the system of slavery. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  77. In part, this means finding new methods, like the #PrincetonAndSlavery website ( https://slavery.princeton.edu/ ) for disseminating historical discoveries. And, fascinatingly, Danielle Allen suggests reframing our understanding: we must see universities as museums. #PublicHistory
  78. Eisgruber: “How should we as curators of the perpetual museum think about the Nassau Hall Civil War memorial,” which doesn’t list the dead by which side they died for? #PrincetonAndSlavery
  79. We have to tell our histories in full in order for democracy to succeed, concludes Danielle Allen. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  80. Allen: “Because these institutions are committed to perpetuity, we have a responsibility regarding the history that we tell.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  81. So much of what Danielle Allen is saying affirms my commitment to institutional history. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  82. Institutions of higher ed like Princeton are part of a small list of perpetual institutions— they are permanent living museums for this country #PrincetonAndSlavery @dsallentess
  83. Danielle Allen: #PrincetonAndSlavery forces us to think of large colleges as permanent museums of national history and memory
  84. Our institutions are living museums, but we haven't given this enough thought. We can't present history only in terms of recruitment. --Danielle Allen #PrincetonAndSlavery
  85. Allen: “This issue isn’t just about the people who reside on this campus. But there’s a bigger, harder question lurking ... [Ivy League colleges] are on a very short list of perpetual institutions in this country, which means they are also living museums.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  86. Reminder: James Madison attended Princeton when it was College of NJ. Our histories are intertwined. #PrincetonAndSlavery #JMU  https://twitter.com/tealarcadi/status/931954365778325504 
  87. @dsallentes: cultural representation is intertwined with political represention. Harkening back to W.E.B. Du Bois's emphasis of blacks being co-creators in the kingdom of culture. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  88. Allen: “Yes, we seek the truth. But we actually have to disseminate it. We haven’t quite answered the question of how to get this dissemination to stick.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  89. Allen: “We haven’t quite managed to grow apart from our amnesia.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  90. Crucially: we wouldn't even have our conception of liberty, since American liberty was crafted in contrast with slavery. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  91. Allen: “Even given all of the recent research,somehow we seem to be slipping beneath the seas of forgetting.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  92. "What would American be like without African Americans?" asks Danielle Allen. "It wouldn't be America!" We wouldn't have the institutions that surround us, or the cultures we are a part of. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  93. Professor Danielle Allen puts it so well, “The original definitions of freedom were crafted in contrast to slavery.” #PrincetonAndSlavery @dsallentess
  94. Allen: “It was the formerly enslaved person who knew most fully what freedom means.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  95. Allen: “When Du Bois advocated the importance of the vote, he wasn’t merely making an instrumental argument. He also expressed the desire to be a ‘co-creator in the kingdom of culture’ that defines society.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  96. How do democracies connect knowledge production and dissemination to citizenship? Repesentation matters. @dsallentess #PrincetonAndSlavery
  97. Allen: “One of the things we are talking about today is how we understand something that has been disseminated via oral traditions, and instead use orthodox historical methods.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  98. How can historians effectively entwine oral histories and textual, source-based histories? #PrincetonAndSlavery
  99. “Some of us have always known this history,” says Danielle Allen, speaking now @dsallentess #PrincetonAndSlavery
  100. Foner: #PrincetonAndSlavery project does a "national service" in its candid appraisal of history inquiring into both the past and present
  101. Allen: “We can find truth by taking seriously the oral traditions of Black descendants.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  102. Some of us have always known this history. --Danielle Allen #PrincetonAndSlavery
  103. Allen: “As a student in school in the 70s, I was taught that the story of enslaved African Americans could not be told because they left no written records.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  104. Professor Danielle Allen now discusses how challenging it can be to recover the history of slavery, because enslaved people left so few records. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  105. What we hear from those in the highest offices of the land is fake history, especially in terms the history of slavery in this country. -Eric Foner #truth #PrincetonAndSlavery
  106. Danielle Allen: “We should recognize that this country had multiple traditions from its get-go - not just the slaveholding tradition, but also the abolitionist tradition.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  107. Uncovering our history illuminates not only our past but also the times we live in now. --paraphrase of Eric Foner #PrincetonAndSlavery
  108. “Candid appraisal of history can illuminate not only our past, but the times in which we live.” Eric Foner #PrincetonAndSlavery
  109. Foner: “We constantly hear today from the highest chambers of power what I think should be called ‘fake history,’ especially when it comes to the discussion of slavery in our national experience.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  110. Foner: “Contrary to Princeton, Columbia had almost no Southern students - there were about 12 in the first century of its existence. And virtually no Columbia students fought for the South during the Civil War, unlike Princeton.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  111. Foner: “Princeton did not produce many abolitionists before the Civil War... however, the history of the town of Princeton reveals a struggle for the abolition of slavery and for racial equality.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  112. @dsallentess Eric Foner: "The fact that freedom for whites rested on the enslavement of blacks explained why many whites saw the granting of rights to blacks as taking something away from them.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  113. Freedom for whites rested on the enslavement of blacks, which is why emancipation felt like something was being taken away. --Eric Foner #PrincetonAndSlavery
  114. Foner: “The fact that freedom for whites rested on the enslavement of blacks explained why many whites saw the granting of rights to blacks as taking something away from them.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  115. Foner: “The popular idea of people coming to the US in order to flee persecution purposefully excludes Africans and their descendants.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  116. It could be argued that slavery made freedom in the [American] republic possible. --Eric Foner #PrincetonAndSlavery
  117. Foner: “For many Americans, owning slaves guaranteed Americans the economic freedom they saw as necessary to the practice of American freedom.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  118. Eric Foner: the #PrincetonAndSlavery project shows how slavery was no southern institution. As Lincoln said in his second inaugural, it was an American institution
  119. Foner: “When Lincoln called slavery the cause of the Civil War, he acknowledged the complicity of the North by referring to it as ‘American slavery.’” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  120. @dsallentess New Jersey was the last northern state to abolish slavery, passing a gradual emancipation law as late as 1804. It was also the only northern state in which Abraham Lincoln did not win the popular vote in the election of 1860. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  121. Foner: “NJ was the last Northern state to abolish slavery in 1804, and at the time of the Civil War many older slaves still resided in the state. It was the only Northern state whose electoral votes did not go toward Lincoln in the 1860 election.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  122. @dsallentess Eric Foner: a key lesson we should take from the #PrincetonAndSlavery Project is that slavery was not just a southern institution. It was embedded in the north, as well.
  123. Foner: “Slavery was not abolished in the North partly because of simple racism, but also because of an attention to and respect for the rights of private property - slaves property.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  124. The #PrincetonAndSlavery project represents what universities should be doing and sometimes do. --Eric Foner
  125. Eric Foner and Danielle Allen on Slavery projects and commemoration. #PrincetonAndSlavery https://t.co/qviSryEQrv
    Eric Foner and Danielle Allen on Slavery projects and commemoration. #PrincetonAndSlavery pic.twitter.com/qviSryEQrv
  126. Eric Foner: “The [Princeton and Slavery] project is a model of how universities should operate - as a collaboration between students, faculty, staff, administrators, and members of the community.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  127. We can’t be what we want to be unless we reckon with our past - Lesa Redmond #PrincetonAndSlavery
  128. First speaking will be Professor Eric Foner (Columbia), followed by Professor @dsallentess (Harvard), with #PrincetonU President Eisgruber moderating. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  129. Packed house for final panel: @Princeton prez Chris Eisgruber, Danielle Allen, and Eric Foner on the #PrincetonAndSlavery project and how it shapes our understandings of American history and commemoration https://t.co/WVME2MrOsS
    Packed house for final panel: @Princeton prez Chris Eisgruber, Danielle Allen, and Eric Foner on the #PrincetonAndSlavery project and how it shapes our understandings of American history and commemoration pic.twitter.com/WVME2MrOsS
  130. Eisgruber: “This remarkable weekend of scholarly discourse ... represents the best way for universities to recognize their past.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  131. The auditorium is filling up for this afternoon's #PrincetonAndSlavery panel, featuring Professor Danielle Allen (Harvard), Professor Eric Foner (Columbia,) and President Christopher Eisgruber (Princeton). Spotted: @karpmj, @RosinaLozano, and many others. https://t.co/V07HTDYq9e
    The auditorium is filling up for this afternoon's #PrincetonAndSlavery panel, featuring Professor Danielle Allen (Harvard), Professor Eric Foner (Columbia,) and President Christopher Eisgruber (Princeton). Spotted: @karpmj, @RosinaLozano, and many others. pic.twitter.com/V07HTDYq9e
  132. Impressions of Liberty #PrincetonandSlavery
    Impressions of Liberty #PrincetonandSlavery
  133. Toni Morrison “Artists move from the pedestrian to the vastness of humanity” #princetonandslavery @Princeton https://t.co/43eI5WppVF
    Toni Morrison “Artists move from the pedestrian to the vastness of humanity” #princetonandslavery @Princeton pic.twitter.com/43eI5WppVF
  134. ‪Toni Morrison “Artists move from the pedestrian to the vastness of humanity” #princetonandslavery @princeton_university ‬
    ‪Toni Morrison “Artists move from the pedestrian to the vastness of humanity” #princetonandslavery @princeton_university
  135. #princetonandslavery “How It Shapes Our Broader Understanding of Universities & Slavery” with Leslie Harris & Ruth Simmons @Princeton #EverTrue https://t.co/KPLILt8mvy
    #princetonandslavery “How It Shapes Our Broader Understanding of Universities & Slavery” with Leslie Harris & Ruth Simmons @Princeton #EverTrue pic.twitter.com/KPLILt8mvy
  136. #princetonandslavery “How It Shapes Our Broader Understanding of Universities & Slavery” with Leslie Harris & Ruth Simmons @princeton_university #EverTrue
    #princetonandslavery “How It Shapes Our Broader Understanding of Universities & Slavery” with Leslie Harris & Ruth Simmons @princeton_university #EverTrue
  137. Leslie Harris: We’re living a phenomenal moment in the history of slavery, in public history and in the academy #PrincetonAndSlavery
  138. Wrapping up the panel, Leslie M. Harris says we are in an "incredible moment" for public discussions of slavery and its legacy throughout the United States. We'll reconvene after lunch! #PrincetonAndSlavery
  139. Ruth J. Simmons: "the overwhelming importance of telling the truth" guided all the work on uncovering university ties to slavery. "We are better served if we can talk about what actually transpired." #PrincetonAndSlavery
  140. “These may be historically white institutions in terms of the student body, but there’s a diverse group of people who made the institution what it is,” Leslie Harris points out #PrincetonAndSlavery
  141. As Toni Morrison said last night, we have to start by answering that question for ourselves in our daily lives. Leslie M. Harris says we need to push that forward, and begin to come together in diverse groups to explore answers. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  142. When bad things are hidden, you can still feel them. Talking about it is a relief. -- paraphrase of Leslie Harris #PrincetonAndSlavery
  143. Leslie Harris talks about the importance of carrying out projects like this one over the course of several years. People who are hesitant to engage year 1 may get involved in year 3. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  144. Reminder: Those interested in going on the #PrincetonAndSlavery walking tours should gather outside in McCosh Courtyard at 3pm. Tours are free and open to the public. https://t.co/rJhWPu388V
    Reminder: Those interested in going on the #PrincetonAndSlavery walking tours should gather outside in McCosh Courtyard at 3pm. Tours are free and open to the public. pic.twitter.com/rJhWPu388V
  145. Our best defense for what we do is to do it with integrity & in the light - Ruth Simmons #PrincetonAndSlavery
  146. Wallace Best: "What is the way forward toward transformative action?" #PrincetonAndSlavery
  147. ruth simmons offers the idea of "leading from difference" as a university president at #PrincetonAndSlavery
  148. "You don't have to be afraid, you don't have to be complicit in practices that you think are wrong," even as a university president, says Ruth J. Simmons. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  149. ruth simmons, as part of #PrincetonAndSlavery symposium, lifting all my spirits by talking about being president of smith (then brown, then prairie view a&m) through being and bringing *every* *part* of who she is
  150. Ruth Simmons on universities: “Our best defense of what we do is to do it in the light and do it with the utmost integrity.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  151. Ruth J. Simmons continues: universities are one of the few places today where we can have some hope, have some light. We can explore difficult histories and ask how those histories can inform us. Universities have no business suppressing truth. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  152. Ruth J. Simmons says her initial project on Brown University's connections to slavery provoked backlash. "Why are you still talking about slavery?" She had to have a security detail guard her home! #PrincetonAndSlavery
  153. Wallace Best asks Leslie M. Harris and Ruth J. Simmons: How have university explorations of their ties to slavery reframed your understanding of universities and their missions? #PrincetonAndSlavery
  154. Discussion going on now with this amazing panel on universities and slavery #PrincetonAndSlavery https://t.co/uF2LGr7Lcu
    Discussion going on now with this amazing panel on universities and slavery #PrincetonAndSlavery pic.twitter.com/uF2LGr7Lcu
  155. “Just because we do this work doesn’t mean that it will have the impact we want, but do it we must” - Ruth Simmons, who led Brown University in addressing its own difficult past #PrincetonAndSlavery
  156. Ruth Simmons discusses the groundbreaking importance of @NMAAHC on the National Mall #PrincetonAndSlavery
  157. Simmons: even if the public impact of this historical work is minimal, do it we must. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  158. #PrincetonAndSlavery Ruth Simmons: Brown Project modeled how universities can undertake difficult, divisive issues with good effect.
  159. Simmons eloquently reflects that evidence of change can help to heal past transgressions. Recognition is very important. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  160. Former Brown university president Ruth J. Simmons: historical insights are critical in understanding who we are and how we live in our current world #PrincetonAndSlavery
  161. “The history of Princeton and slavery is the history of America writ small. We are a place where liberty and slavery have been intertwined from the very start.” - Marnie Sandweiss #PrincetonAndSlavery Livestream:  http://mediacentrallive.princeton.edu 
  162. #PrincetonAndSlavery "universities that fail the test of telling the truth about their own actions undermine the ethical basis of their scholarship." Ruth Simmons
  163. "Evidence of change is an amazing way to heal past transgressions." -- Ruth Simmons #PrincetonAndSlavery
  164. "Evidence of change is a way of healing past transgressions." Ruth Simmons #PrincetonAndSlavery
  165. Leslie Harris speaks about the importance of utilizing University Archivists, and mentions @libgjc. #princetonandslavery
    Leslie Harris speaks about the importance of utilizing University Archivists, and mentions @libgjc. #princetonandslavery
  166. There have been “conscious ongoing efforts to suppress the truth.” Ruth Simmons discusses how dangerous this is today. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  167. We must continue rigorous historical research and continue to uncover suppressed truths, Ruth J. Simmons says. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  168. A great talk on The Princeton and Slavery Project: How It Shapes Out Broader Understanding of Universities and Slavery is underway. Don’t miss out on the rest of the Symposium!
#PrincetonAndSlavery https://t.co/fdQpn0Vfwj
    A great talk on The Princeton and Slavery Project: How It Shapes Out Broader Understanding of Universities and Slavery is underway. Don’t miss out on the rest of the Symposium! #PrincetonAndSlavery pic.twitter.com/fdQpn0Vfwj
  169. Ruth J. Simmons now reflects on the Black Justice League asking her to speak with them, during their 2015 occupation of #PrincetonU President Eisgruber's office. That event was embedded in the history that the #PrincetonAndSlavery Project has uncovered.
  170. “The assertion that we should blindly move on is antithetical to the very purpose of education,” says Ruth Simmons #PrincetonAndSlavery
  171. The #PrincetonAndSlavery Project “confirms what many of us knew and what many of us need to know...all rooted in rigorous research” - Leslie M. Harris (Northwestern University) discussing our broader understanding of universities and slavery.
  172. We must live in our commitment to history. --Leslie Harris #PrincetonAndSlavery
  173. Many are now asking what should be done next. All of us, collectively, should be digging into the past and asking what it reveals about our present, says Leslie M. Harris. "With gratitude, thank you for inviting us into this history." #PrincetonAndSlavery
  174. Leslie M. Harris says the #PrincetonAndSlavery Project and its interactive website offer "the possibility of a living history."  https://slavery.princeton.edu/ 
  175. The #PrincetonAndSlavery project highlights what many of us knew and more of us need to know. --Leslie Harris
  176. Harris: we must continue rigorous historical research to explore these tough topics. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  177. Slavery was just the most extreme example of hierarchy in a society that believed in inequality and hierarchies. --Leslie Harris #PrincetonAndSlavery
  178. Most college administrators take a hands off approach to student and faculty investigations of their historical ties to slavery. --Leslie Harris #PrincetonAndSlavery
  179. Some day someone will write a history of this moment about these projects investigating ties between universities and slavery, says Leslie Harris #PrincetonAndSlavery
  180. The second panel is underway at the #PrincetonAndSlavery Symposium. Leslie M. Harris (Northwestern), Ruth J. Simmons (Prairie View A&M), and Wallace Best (Princeton) discuss how the Princeton & Slavery Project shapes our broader understanding of universities and slavery.
  181. Historian Leslie Harris now at the podium: the #princetonandslavery project sets a new standard for universities
  182. Leslie Harris of @NorthwesternU discusses potential of collaborative work among historians working towards “commonwealth of knowledge in our world” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  183. Ruth Simmons, Leslie Harris, and Wallace Best panel on Princeton project, Universities, and study of slavery #PrincetonAndSlavery
  184. Exciting day here at Princeton for the #princetonandslavery symposium. Panels, plays, and exhibitions with extraordinary scholars and artists
  185. “@Princeton can’t be what it wants to be unless it reckons with its past” - Lesa Redmond ‘17 #princetonandslavery https://t.co/3rC3K8Z2kF
    @Princeton can’t be what it wants to be unless it reckons with its past” - Lesa Redmond ‘17 #princetonandslavery pic.twitter.com/3rC3K8Z2kF
  186. “Princeton can’t be what it wants to be unless it reckons with its past” - Lesa Redmond ‘17 #princetonandslavery
    “Princeton can’t be what it wants to be unless it reckons with its past” - Lesa Redmond ‘17 #princetonandslavery
  187. Trip Henningson articulates that in order to love a place, it is important to understand it and know what it is- that's what this Princeton and Slavery Project is doing. #PrincetonandSlavery
  188. @Dan_Linke @isabelawrites @CraigHollander @Yale @Princeton Wrapping up, @isabelawrites discusses how much the #PrincetonAndSlavery Project changes how we see and experience campus. We know so much more, now, about how different parts of campus intersect with a long history with race and slavery.
  189. #PrincetonAndSlavery makes history of slavery on campus more visible— the names on buildings, the president’s house where a sale of enslaved people took place in 1766
  190. "In order to love a place you have to know what it is." --Trip Henningson '16, on his love for Princeton #PrincetonAndSlavery
  191. Wise words from Trip Henningson. This could hurt. We may puncture myths about Pton that people hold dear. You have to be gentle, you have to be empathetic. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  192. @Dan_Linke @isabelawrites @CraigHollander @Yale @Princeton Lesa Redmond offers a great reminder of how powerful it is to read the original documents revealing Princeton's history with race and slavery. All the more reason to head over to the website, where you can view them all for yourself!  https://slavery.princeton.edu/  #PrincetonAndSlavery
  193. "The faces of Princeton aren't only the oil paintings of presidents, " Isabela Morales on who is represented in history through art and the forgotten persons or groups of persons who are not usually shown. #Princetonandslavery
  194. @Dan_Linke @isabelawrites @CraigHollander @Yale @Princeton In Q&A, @CraigHollander notes that in the 1830s a benefactor offered #PrincetonU $1000 – an enormous sum at the time – if the university would admit students irrespective of race. The university was in debt, yet turned down the donation. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  195. Great talk by @isabelawrites- how a fight and subsequent riot in 1846 laid bare tensions over race relations on campus #PrincetonAndSlavery
  196. Photos from student albums. This gives us a resource to use alongside oil portraits. Princeton portraiture Project? #PrincetonAndSlavery  https://twitter.com/dsallentess/status/931906220029632512 
  197. @Dan_Linke @isabelawrites @CraigHollander @Yale @Princeton Thus, leading up to the Civil War, southern Princetonians succeeded in creating an environment of fear and violence among the free black community in town. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  198. isabela morales presenting on princeton's southern students' animosity and violence towards members of princeton's free black community #PrincetonAndSlavery
  199. Before the Civil War, Princeton students created a climate of fear and violence directed at the free black community.” - Isabella Morales #PrincetonAndSlavery https://t.co/mptRtHLcxU
    Before the Civil War, Princeton students created a climate of fear and violence directed at the free black community.” - Isabella Morales #PrincetonAndSlavery pic.twitter.com/mptRtHLcxU
  200. @Dan_Linke @isabelawrites @CraigHollander @Yale @Princeton In 1846, a group of southern Princeton students nearly killed a free black man in downtown Princeton, in a horrific act of violence that became known as the "great riot." #PrincetonAndSlavery
  201. @isabelawrites discusses violence by southern Princeton students against free black community in town #PrincetonAndSlavery
  202. Free blacks of Princeton. Helped abolitionists, fugitive slaves.  Heroes. #PrincetonAndSlavery https://t.co/Y440r3fHzn
    Free blacks of Princeton. Helped abolitionists, fugitive slaves. Heroes. #PrincetonAndSlavery pic.twitter.com/Y440r3fHzn
  203. “Princeton had a thriving free black community” Isabela Morales discusses town and gown @isabelawrites #PrincetonAndSlavery
  204. R. Isabela Morales wraps this presentation up speaking about "Race Relations in Princeton." #PrincetonandSlavery https://t.co/9mv34WhOci
    R. Isabela Morales wraps this presentation up speaking about "Race Relations in Princeton." #PrincetonandSlavery pic.twitter.com/9mv34WhOci
  205. @Dan_Linke @isabelawrites @CraigHollander @Yale We now hear from @isabelawrites: "Town and Gown: Race Relations in Princeton." Isabela is a doctoral candidate @Princeton and a student of Professor Martha Sandweiss, Founder and Director of the #PrincetonAndSlavery Project.
  206. Isabella Morales, of Princeton University, discusses the relationship between Princeton University and the town’s free black population in the decades before the civil war. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  207. Future projects: there’s the potential to map plantations that students came from to track geographical trends and networks #PrincetonAndSlavery
  208. @Dan_Linke @isabelawrites @CraigHollander @Yale Other digital tools, available on the website, offer new opportunities to trace those Mississippi students and map the plantations they came from.  https://slavery.princeton.edu/  #PrincetonAndSlavery
  209. How can we use student origins data in the aggregate? One example: As Mississippi grew wealthier, the state sent more students to Princeton. Trip Henningson ‘16 #PrincetonAndSlavery
  210. @Dan_Linke @isabelawrites @CraigHollander @Yale Just as important, digital approaches help historians ask new questions. This became apparent when the #PrincetonAndSlavery Student Origins Database revealed surprising demographic breakdowns of the 19th century student body. Why, for instance, did so many come from Mississippi?
  211. So many possible applications of the archival sources and student origins database on #PrincetonAndSlavery website. New potential questions and research angles:  http://slavery.princeton.edu 
  212. Trip Henningson up now on slave coffle driven through Princeton in 1789. Some sixty enslaved people on their way to Mississippi. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  213. @Dan_Linke @isabelawrites @CraigHollander @Yale Trip Henningson '16 now talks about the importance of digital humanities approaches in the #PrincetonAndSlavery Project.
  214. Yanielli asks, What crimes are we complicit in today? #PrincetonAndSlavery
  215. “More Princeton graduates fought for than Confederacy than fought for the Union.” Joseph Yanielli discusses student origins in his symposium talk right now #PrincetonAndSlavery
  216. @Dan_Linke @isabelawrites @CraigHollander @Yale "More Princeton graduates fought for the Confederacy than for the Union." Many Princetonians argued that slavery helped ensure freedom for white Americans, revealing the central paradox of American history: slavery and liberty were intertwined. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  217. “More Princeton graduates fought for the Confederacy than fought for the Union.” - Jospeh Yannielli #PrincetonAndSlavery
  218. More Princeton alumni fought for the Confederacy than for the Union. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  219. "Slavery became the DNA at Princeton," Joseph Yannielli. #PrincetonandSlavery
  220. Antebellum Princeton had a "catastrophic failure of moral leadership." --Joseph Yannielli #PrincetonAndSlavery
  221. Joseph Yannielli of Yale University —  “Between 1840 and 1860 eight of Princeton’s graduating classes had more Southern students than Northern students....Princeton became a renowned safe space for slaveholders.” #PrincetonAndSlavery https://t.co/9hJW4T0Ohe
    Joseph Yannielli of Yale University — “Between 1840 and 1860 eight of Princeton’s graduating classes had more Southern students than Northern students....Princeton became a renowned safe space for slaveholders.” #PrincetonAndSlavery pic.twitter.com/9hJW4T0Ohe
  222. “Enrollment tracked the shape of the slave economy.” Joseph Yanielli #PrincetonAndSlavery
  223. @Dan_Linke @isabelawrites @CraigHollander @Yale "Princeton became renowned as a safe space for slaveholders" as the abolition movement gained power, says Yannielli. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  224. Yes slavery happened in NJ - longer than anywhere else in the North. Learn more about this history & how it connects to the persistence of systemic racism in NJ today #PrincetonAndSlavery  https://slavery.princeton.edu/ 
  225. #princetonandslavery. Amazing conference today at Princeton. First af-am graduate of @wlunews John Chavis also studied for two years with Princeton pres John Witherspoon.
  226. @Dan_Linke @isabelawrites @CraigHollander Next up is Joseph Yannielli, Postdoctoral Associate @Yale's Gilder Lehrman Center. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  227. @Dan_Linke @isabelawrites @CraigHollander "Witherspoon's life represents the contradiction between slavery and liberty that saturated 19th century American life." #PrincetonAndSlavery
  228. “The most interesting aspect of John Witherspoon’s life is his political actions regarding slavery.” Lesa Redmond discussing John Witherspoon’s decision to vote against an action abolishing slavery in New Jersey. #PrincetonAndSlavery https://t.co/gte8TaOZof
    “The most interesting aspect of John Witherspoon’s life is his political actions regarding slavery.” Lesa Redmond discussing John Witherspoon’s decision to vote against an action abolishing slavery in New Jersey. #PrincetonAndSlavery pic.twitter.com/gte8TaOZof
  229. @Dan_Linke @isabelawrites @CraigHollander Witherspoon was a complicated figure: he owned slaves and voted against abolition, yet tutored three free black men, as Redmond discovered in her research. Read the full article:  https://slavery.princeton.edu/stories/john-witherspoon  #PrincetonAndSlavery
  230. Lesa Redmond, Princeton Class of 2017, discusses the complex legacy of John Witherspoon — slaveholder and American Patriot. #PrincetonAndSlavery https://t.co/H8lw3xEV58
    Lesa Redmond, Princeton Class of 2017, discusses the complex legacy of John Witherspoon — slaveholder and American Patriot. #PrincetonAndSlavery pic.twitter.com/H8lw3xEV58
  231. @Dan_Linke @isabelawrites @CraigHollander Lesa Redmond '17 discusses John Knox Witherspoon, #PrincetonU's 6th president and a slave owner. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  232. "Princeton University's history is still a work in progress..." - Hollander on how history transcends one specific time period. #PrincetonandSlavery
  233. Craig B. Hollander speaks on how Northerners and Southerners would avoid inflammatory comments to maintain harmony during the Antebellum period at Princeton University. #PrincetonandSlavery https://t.co/DWgQ6msbvg
    Craig B. Hollander speaks on how Northerners and Southerners would avoid inflammatory comments to maintain harmony during the Antebellum period at Princeton University. #PrincetonandSlavery pic.twitter.com/DWgQ6msbvg
  234. “Many white Americans believed that the colonization movement was the most ‘humane’ way to end slavery.” - Craig B. Hollander discussing Princeton University’s role in the foundation of the ‘colonization movement.’ #PrincetonAndSlavery https://t.co/NlXeqB62sq
    “Many white Americans believed that the colonization movement was the most ‘humane’ way to end slavery.” - Craig B. Hollander discussing Princeton University’s role in the foundation of the ‘colonization movement.’ #PrincetonAndSlavery pic.twitter.com/NlXeqB62sq
  235. Craig B. Hollander, professor at the College of New Jersey discusses the “national character” of Princeton and the University’s conservative stance on slavery in the 19th century. #PrincetonAndSlavery https://t.co/VIpJRfAjm3
    Craig B. Hollander, professor at the College of New Jersey discusses the “national character” of Princeton and the University’s conservative stance on slavery in the 19th century. #PrincetonAndSlavery pic.twitter.com/VIpJRfAjm3
  236. Very happy to see my friend and colleague @Dan_Linke leading the first panel at #PrincetonAndSlavery symposium.
  237. The first panel of the day is moderated by #PrincetonU archivist @Dan_Linke, and features #PrincetonAndSlavery contributors @isabelawrites, Trip Henningson ('16), Lesa Redmond ('17), Joseph Yianielli, and @CraigHollander.
  238. “The Princeton and Slavery Project: Some of What We’ve Learned” panel is starting now. It will be moderated by University archivist Dan Linke. #PrincetonAndSlavery https://t.co/7GBYVfKTsh
    “The Princeton and Slavery Project: Some of What We’ve Learned” panel is starting now. It will be moderated by University archivist Dan Linke. #PrincetonAndSlavery pic.twitter.com/7GBYVfKTsh
  239. Prior to the Civil War, some 40% of our students were from the South, helping to explain the violence in Princeton during the 19th century as southern students met a vibrant black community for the first time #PrincetonAndSlavery
  240. Princeton's connections to the south and slavery persisted into the 20th century. The university's Civil War memorial, constructed in the 1920s, is one of the very few that does not differentiate between Union and Confederate soldiers. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  241. Southern students who left to enlist in the Confederate Army "understood they were going forth to kill their northern roommates." --Martha Sandweiss #PrincetonAndSlavery
  242. Money derived from slavery continued to fund the university even after emancipation. Many university benefactors inherited wealth that came from enslaving people. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  243. “History rarely ends just because the textbook chapters do” - Sandweiss #PrincetonAndSlavery
  244. Princeton's first 9 presidents owner enslaved people, and wealth from slavery supported the university. Living up to its reputation as the "southern Ivy," often more than half of the student body came from plantations and slave states prior to the Civil War. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  245. There is no evidence that Princeton University itself owned enslaved people. But the university grew and prospered in a "landscape of slavery," in the 18th and 19th centuries. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  246. Princeton's 18th & early 19th century students lived in a "landscape of slavery." --Martha Sandweiss #PrincetonAndSlavery
  247. “We see our perpetual incompleteness as a strength, not a weakness” - Sandweiss on the #PrincetonAndSlavery Project’s website:  https://slavery.princeton.edu/  There’s always room to grow and discover #research #princeton #whataweekend
  248. Over 40 undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff have contributed the equivalent of 800 printed pages to the #PrincetonAndSlavery website:  https://slavery.princeton.edu/ . Presenting findings via a website allows the project to continue to grow. #PublicHistory
  249. "Doing history often requires one to spend long, solitary hours in the archive. But the #PrincetonAndSlavery Project shows that history can be collaborative, too. It is #PublicHistory at its best."
  250. The #PrincetonAndSlavery project has grown from a small undergraduate seminar into a large public history project - as is evident from this weekend’s Symposium! https://t.co/85ndiQoXC0
    The #PrincetonAndSlavery project has grown from a small undergraduate seminar into a large public history project - as is evident from this weekend’s Symposium! pic.twitter.com/85ndiQoXC0
  251. History Professor Marni Sandweiss offers opening remarks. The project's participants are thrilled by the level of public engagement with our project. #PrincetonAndSlavery https://t.co/NLcu2ddX2a
    History Professor Marni Sandweiss offers opening remarks. The project's participants are thrilled by the level of public engagement with our project. #PrincetonAndSlavery pic.twitter.com/NLcu2ddX2a
  252. “I don’t think we’re still having this conversation now. I think we’re finally having this conversation now” - Sandweiss in an @NPR interview earlier this week. Be a part of that conversation at today’s events!  https://www.npr.org/2017/11/12/563606255/princetons-involvement-with-slavery  #PrincetonAndSlavery
  253. the #PrincetonAndSlavery project is livestreaming the symposium today 👇 theres so many people im looking forward to hearing from #Princeton #slavery #c19 #jersey  https://twitter.com/Princeton/status/931877228555710464 
  254. It’s Day 2 of the #PrincetonAndSlavery Symposium.
RT if you’re attending or tuning into the livestream.

Watch the livestream at https://t.co/1zFrTfs85T https://t.co/6p7DSWzNP8
    It’s Day 2 of the #PrincetonAndSlavery Symposium. RT if you’re attending or tuning into the livestream. Watch the livestream at  http://ow.ly/7LJJ30gExtU  pic.twitter.com/6p7DSWzNP8
  255. Rise and shine! The #PrincetonAndSlavery Symposium starts at 9am with a welcome by Martha Sandweiss, Professor of History and Founder and Director of the Princeton and Slavery Project!
  256. I really wasn’t posing, I was taking in this powerful exhibition at @princetonu_artmuseum @princetonuniversity and the event photographer caught me. I was deep deep in thought pondering #tituskaphar #princetonandslavery 📷 @pedricklaura
    I really wasn’t posing, I was taking in this powerful exhibition at @princetonu_artmuseum @princetonuniversity and the event photographer caught me. I was deep deep in thought pondering #tituskaphar #princetonandslavery 📷 @pedricklaura
  257. It was an incredible experience to hear Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison kick off the #PrincetonAndSlavery symposium today. Looking forward to more tomorrow!
  258. It was an incredible experience to hear Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison kick off the #PrincetonAndSlavery symposium today. Looking forward to more tomorrow!
  259. More Pictures from Toni Morrison’s keynote address for #PrincetonAndSlavery + photos of The Stripes e-board members enjoying this momentous occasion! pic.twitter.com/2QpYWT6bZYhttps://t.co/2QpYWT6bZYpic.twitter.com/2QpYWT6bZYhttps://t.co/2QpYWT6bZYpic.twitter.com/2QpYWT6bZYhttps://t.co/2QpYWT6bZYpic.twitter.com/2QpYWT6bZY
  260. #PrincetonAndSlavery SAYYIDA RASAD, one of the most powerful women in history. Sudanese Queen Mother of the 8th Fatimid Caliph, Al Mustansir, 1029-94, she is also ancestress of the Nizari Ismā'īlīs Imams from her son down to the present Aga Khan. https://t.co/9Uh0fssjh9 https://t.co/e3IL3L2P2q
    #PrincetonAndSlavery SAYYIDA RASAD, one of the most powerful women in history. Sudanese Queen Mother of the 8th Fatimid Caliph, Al Mustansir, 1029-94, she is also ancestress of the Nizari Ismā'īlīs Imams from her son down to the present Aga Khan.  http://bit.ly/2mpifmY  pic.twitter.com/e3IL3L2P2q
  261. Nobel laureate Toni Morrison on Princeton's legacy of complicity with slavery. Not pictured: Angela Davis and alumnus Jeff Bezos sitting uncomfortably close to one another in the VIP section! #princeton #princetonandslavery #tonimorrison
    Nobel laureate Toni Morrison on Princeton's legacy of complicity with slavery. Not pictured: Angela Davis and alumnus Jeff Bezos sitting uncomfortably close to one another in the VIP section! #princeton #princetonandslavery #tonimorrison
  262. The library is proud to be a partner in the #PrincetonandSlavery Project. The symposium weekend's keynote address was given by Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, who was introduced by Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith. The photo of the sculpture is "Impressions of Liberty" by Titus Kaphar, which is incredible to behold in person. Don't miss it. .
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    The library is proud to be a partner in the #PrincetonandSlavery Project. The symposium weekend's keynote address was given by Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, who was introduced by Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith. The photo of the sculpture is "Impressions of Liberty" by Titus Kaphar, which is incredible to behold in person. Don't miss it. . . #librariesofinstagram
  263. Toni Morrison literally radiates wisdom. I can’t believe I got to hear her speak!!!!!😭😭😭🙌🏾 #PrincetonAndSlavery
  264. Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison gives the keynote address for #PrincetonAndSlavery Project followed by a conversation with Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith 🙌�pic.twitter.com/RjCpx6AaF6https://t.co/RjCpx6Aapic.twitter.com/RjCpx6AaF6
  265. #tonimorrison in #conversation after #keynote #princetonandslavery with #tracyksmith. of the many #thoughts and #wisdoms she shared, one... #language is getting smaller not #moreexpansive [LOL, NBD, etc.] and this is #worrisome because there is #stillalottosay #still #alot #tosay
    #tonimorrison in #conversation after #keynote #princetonandslavery with #tracyksmith. of the many #thoughts and #wisdoms she shared, one... #language is getting smaller not #moreexpansive [LOL, NBD, etc.] and this is #worrisome because there is #stillalottosay #still #alot #tosay
  266. Genius. Brilliance. Everything. Toni Morrison. #princetonandslavery #princeton #nj #jersey #slavery #c19 #goat
    Genius. Brilliance. Everything. Toni Morrison. #princetonandslavery #princeton #nj #jersey #slavery #c19 #goat
  267. Toni Morrison and Tracy K. Smith in conversation at the keynote address for the #PrincetonAndSlavery Symposium. https://slavery.princeton.edu/
    Toni Morrison and Tracy K. Smith in conversation at the keynote address for the #PrincetonAndSlavery Symposium. https://slavery.princeton.edu/
  268. "This is real, true knowledge, you know. It can't hurt unless it's a lie," #ToniMorrison on creative, fictive work about race #PrincetonAndSlavery https://t.co/2Gsb250hl5
    "This is real, true knowledge, you know. It can't hurt unless it's a lie," #ToniMorrison on creative, fictive work about race #PrincetonAndSlavery pic.twitter.com/2Gsb250hl5
  269. Such a dream seeing Morrison and Tracy K. Smith in conversation. #princetonandslavery https://t.co/jmekYQfrEe
    Such a dream seeing Morrison and Tracy K. Smith in conversation. #princetonandslavery pic.twitter.com/jmekYQfrEe
  270. Amazing #tonimorrison #princetonandslavery #tracysmith #wow
    Amazing #tonimorrison #princetonandslavery #tracysmith #wow
  271. I am captivated by Morrison’s grandfather hiding under the bed in fear of emancipation. Some argue that emancipation is unfinished. How does Morrison feel about this? #princetonandslavery
  272. Smiling while listening to Toni Morrison talk about my father's documentary! #PrincetonAndSlavery https://t.co/Lw5o1P92to
    Smiling while listening to Toni Morrison talk about my father's documentary! #PrincetonAndSlavery pic.twitter.com/Lw5o1P92to
  273. “The history must begin with wealth, its pursuit and its acquisition.” -Toni Morrison @Princeton #PrincetonAndSlavery
  274. « I am not humbled to be here. I heard they’re naming a Hall after me » -Toni Morrison #princetonandslavery
    « I am not humbled to be here. I heard they’re naming a Hall after me » -Toni Morrison #princetonandslavery
  275. Tracy K. Smith introducing the #princetonandslavery keynote speaker, Toni Morrison, before entering into conversation about the project. 
#MoHaNamesake
#iftheynameabuildingafteryoutheresnoneedtobehumble
#grapplewiththelegacy
#iconic 
#princetagram
    Tracy K. Smith introducing the #princetonandslavery keynote speaker, Toni Morrison, before entering into conversation about the project. #MoHaNamesake #iftheynameabuildingafteryoutheresnoneedtobehumble #grapplewiththelegacy #iconic #princetagram
  276. The intellect stemming from these two Titans is just awe-inspiring. 
#PrincetonAndSlavery https://t.co/RyeONWXtVz
    The intellect stemming from these two Titans is just awe-inspiring. #PrincetonAndSlavery pic.twitter.com/RyeONWXtVz
  277. Poet laureate Tracy K. Smith in conversation with Nobel laureate Toni Morrison on the Richardson stage. #princetonandslavery https://t.co/luLYKgN9pr
    Poet laureate Tracy K. Smith in conversation with Nobel laureate Toni Morrison on the Richardson stage. #princetonandslavery pic.twitter.com/luLYKgN9pr
  278. Incredible... Toni Morrison and Tracy K. Smith are 4 rows away from me chatting. Only in Princeton ... #lovemyjob
    Incredible... Toni Morrison and Tracy K. Smith are 4 rows away from me chatting. Only in Princeton ... #lovemyjob
  279. Two laureates speak of Princeton's legacy of slavery https://t.co/K6LeVtqbSO
    Two laureates speak of Princeton's legacy of slavery pic.twitter.com/K6LeVtqbSO
  280. The efforts of Professor Sandweiss and the #PrincetonAndSlavery Project to uncover Princeton's historical ties to slavery are urgent and necessary in our current world, says Toni Morrison.
  281. The definitions of race bequeathed to us by slavery linger with us and help justify our social order and ordainment of “‘superior’ people - white people,” says Toni Morrison at #PrincetonAndSlavery
  282. Toni Morrison giving the keynote for the #princetonandslavery project. Such an important project, and I’m honored to have played even a small part in it. #princeton #publichistory
    Toni Morrison giving the keynote for the #princetonandslavery project. Such an important project, and I’m honored to have played even a small part in it. #princeton #publichistory
  283. “The history must begin with wealth - its pursuit and its acquisition.” -Toni Morrison on the origins of slavery and the birth of capitalism at #PrincetonAndSlavery
  284. Toni Morrison will be taking questions from the audience as well as social media following her keynote address. Please use #PrincetonAndSlavery to submit questions.
  285. Toni Morrison just gave you a shout-out at the #PrincetonAndSlavery Symposium, @craigswilder! Everybody should read Ebony And Ivy.
  286. My daughter, the scholar and historian, assisting TONI MORRISON, right this second at the Princeton and Slavery event!!!!!!! #blackgirlmagic #princetonuniversity #princetonandslavery #tonimorrison
    My daughter, the scholar and historian, assisting TONI MORRISON, right this second at the Princeton and Slavery event!!!!!!! #blackgirlmagic #princetonuniversity #princetonandslavery #tonimorrison
  287. “From the bloody attacks on abolitionists by Princeton students to the 9 Princeton presidents who were themselves slaveowners... our local history demands close attention.” -Toni Morrison at #PrincetonAndSlavery
  288. Princeton was made and maintained by the wealth of slave owners and slave traders, says Toni Morrison. Uncovering that history will be a long and crucial project. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  289. Toni Morrison: “Enslaved populations built civilizations and neutered them. Slavery was a moral battle and a financial one.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  290. Toni Morrison charms the crowd at Richardson Auditorium as she begins her keynote address at the #princetonandslavery conference. She notes that that the West College building has been named for her.
    Toni Morrison charms the crowd at Richardson Auditorium as she begins her keynote address at the #princetonandslavery conference. She notes that that the West College building has been named for her.
  291. "They will call it Morrison Hall. Sounds good, doesn't it?" Says Nobel Prize laureate at @Princeton #PrincetonAndSlavery https://t.co/3BI16S0NfD
    "They will call it Morrison Hall. Sounds good, doesn't it?" Says Nobel Prize laureate at @Princeton #PrincetonAndSlavery pic.twitter.com/3BI16S0NfD
  292. "This commitment to change is profound," says Toni Morrison. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  293. Starting now: Toni Morrison delivers her keynote address at the #PrincetonAndSlavery Symposium. Watch the livestream:  http://mediacentrallive.princeton.edu/ 
  294. "We come together in gratitude and celebration to honor the work of Professor Sandweiss and the #PrincetonAndSlavery Project"
  295. I’m a the Symposium for The @Princeton & Slavery Project. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith is introducing Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison. So much magic in one room. Such an important conversation. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  296. "They do not love your neck unnoosed. So love your neck. You got to love them, the dark dark liver, you gotta love it." #PrincetonAndSlavery
  297. Our understanding of slavery and slavery's legacy in America would be gravely impoverished without Toni Morrison's lifetime of writing and critique, says Professor Smith. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  298. 22nd US poet laureate Tracy Smith introduces @NobelPrize winner Toni Morrison at opening of #princetonandslavery @TheTab https://t.co/lvtKDOOdbE
    22nd US poet laureate Tracy Smith introduces @NobelPrize winner Toni Morrison at opening of #princetonandslavery @TheTab pic.twitter.com/lvtKDOOdbE
  299. #PrincetonAndSlavery So honored to be in the presence of such excellence right now
  300. U.S. Poet Laureate and #PrincetonU Professor Tracy K. Smith now introduces Toni Morrison, the keynote speaker for the #PrincetonAndSlavery Symposium. Watch live here:  http://mediacentrallive.princeton.edu/ 
  301. The project incorporates the carefully footnoted research and writing of historians, and also the creative and imaginative work of artists, playwrights, and others. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  302. #mycrew ready for Toni! #princetonandslavery #findbeauty #findhope
    #mycrew ready for Toni! #princetonandslavery #findbeauty #findhope
  303. "At #Princeton, liberty and slavery were intertwined from the start," much like the entire United States. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  304. "The project explores this university's complex histories of slavery and race" #PrincetonAndSlavery
  305. Princeton Professor Martha Sandweiss, founder and director of the #PrincetonAndSlavery Project, welcomes symposium attendees. Watch live here: https://t.co/zRZVxj6C3j https://t.co/iBtUlxgvtN
    Princeton Professor Martha Sandweiss, founder and director of the #PrincetonAndSlavery Project, welcomes symposium attendees. Watch live here:  http://mediacentrallive.princeton.edu/  pic.twitter.com/iBtUlxgvtN
  306. Beyond excited to hear Toni Morrison speak in Richardson Auditorium in less than half an hour. If you don't have a ticket you can see the keynote address live in the new Lewis Center of the Arts or watch it live here: https://t.co/Rstpb51Z97 #PrincetonAndSlavery https://t.co/JhH7qZFj50
    Beyond excited to hear Toni Morrison speak in Richardson Auditorium in less than half an hour. If you don't have a ticket you can see the keynote address live in the new Lewis Center of the Arts or watch it live here:  http://mediacentrallive.princeton.edu  #PrincetonAndSlavery pic.twitter.com/JhH7qZFj50
  307. Keynote speaker about to take the stage ... soooo excited. #tonimorrison #keynote #princeton&slavery #symposium #bookstagram #faveauthor
    Keynote speaker about to take the stage ... soooo excited. #tonimorrison #keynote #princeton&slavery #symposium #bookstagram #faveauthor
  308. Already seated #PrincetonandSlavery #tonimorrison
    Already seated #PrincetonandSlavery #tonimorrison
  309. U.S. Poet laureate Tracy K. Smith and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison coming soon! So excited!
#PrincetonAndSlavery https://t.co/3THvSM6C8b
    U.S. Poet laureate Tracy K. Smith and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison coming soon! So excited! #PrincetonAndSlavery pic.twitter.com/3THvSM6C8b
  310. Audience member in Q+A: “People in the US don’t imagine Black people as having white ancestry. And that makes the history of slavery so much more complex.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  311. McCray: “I only wish there were more white @Princeton alumni who had been willing to discuss this history with me.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  312. This is so important, because there are so many students (and Americans more broadly) who do not believe this. The myth of oblivious “men of their time” abounds. #PrincetonAndSlavery  https://twitter.com/meaganraker/status/931617153488445446 
  313. What a wonderful and eye opening film! Now on to the next event: keynote address by Toni Morrison at 4:30! #PrincetonAndSlavery #MelvinMcCray #FacingSlavery
  314. “It was an evil thing and they knew it was an evil thing and they did it anyway” - quote on slavery from Katrina Browne’s, class of ‘89, documentary Traces of the Trade featured in Facing Slavery #PrincetonAndSlavery
  315. About 40% of Princeton students, on average, came from the South before the Civil War. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  316. “I think of us [the descendants of slaves] as being the strongest Americans” - Janine daSilva ‘81 #PrincetonAndSlavery
  317. McCray during Q+A for “Facing Slavery: “A lot of the money that funded from the University came from the institution of slavery. Pyne, who had 6 buildings constructed on campus, got money from owning slave plantations in Cuba” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  318. McCray during Q+A for “Facing Slavery:” 9 of the first presidents of Princeton did own slave. However, so far there is no evidence of a ‘smoking gun’ like Georgetown, where 272 slaves were sold to settle a debt” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  319. “Whites try to float the myth that slavery wasn’t that bad for enslaved people. Let’s face it, it was horrible” - Rozlyn Anderson Flood, Pton’s Advisor for Gift Planning and a descendant of Harriet Tubman #PrincetonAndSlavery
  320. “Slaves fought back with everything they had. There were incredibly brave and resourceful rebellions that don’t get talked about enough.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  321. A descendant speaks: “My family was property. That can’t ever be romanticized.” #PrincetonAndSlavery
  322. Don’t forget to attend Toni Morrison’s keynote address regarding the Princeton and Slavery Project at 4:30 in Richardson auditorium. Tickets are sold out but the talk will be live-streamed in multiple places on campus. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  323. McRay interviewed descendants of slave owners and enslaved people for his film #PrincetonAndSlavery
  324. “This is a story that’s still alive and visceral and part of so many family’s stories” - Professor Martha Sandweiss #PrincetonAndSlavery #worldpremiere
  325. McRay: The story of African Americans at Princeton wasn’t being told. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  326. The audience is buzzing! Can’t wait to get another artist’s perspective on Princeton’s past #PrincetonAndSlavery
  327. At the @PrincetonGarden Theatre at 2pm: University alum Melvin McCray will present the world premiere of his documentary for the #PrincetonAndSlavery project. There will also be a repeat screening on Sunday at 11am!
  328. The #PrincetonAndSlavery Symposium kicks-off today with keynote speaker, Toni Morrison in Richardson Auditorium. While tickets are sold out, there are many simulcast sites where you can watch the keynote address.

Link to livestream: https://t.co/9Cph5QF77g https://t.co/f07PoHey9A
    The #PrincetonAndSlavery Symposium kicks-off today with keynote speaker, Toni Morrison in Richardson Auditorium. While tickets are sold out, there are many simulcast sites where you can watch the keynote address. Link to livestream:  http://ow.ly/Ch0U30gEkjj  pic.twitter.com/f07PoHey9A
  329. Final preparations for the #PrincetonAndSlavery Symposium happening now. After 5 years of work, everything's finally coming together! (Can you tell I'm excited?)
  330. The #PrincetonAndSlavery conversation continues: Live video of Toni Morrison's symposium keynote & panels Fri. & Sat. at  http://mediacentrallive.princeton.edu/ 
  331. For this edition of #FridayReads, rediscover some of Princeton's complicated historical ties to #slavery in this piece from the @nytimes: https://t.co/zRRyMRFUHW Join us for a panel exploring this issue on 11/30 featuring Martha Sandweiss & others: https://t.co/vMMOEHFz75 https://t.co/J6WC8NCCZy
    For this edition of #FridayReads, rediscover some of Princeton's complicated historical ties to #slavery in this piece from the @nytimes:  http://nyti.ms/2j2qOzo  Join us for a panel exploring this issue on 11/30 featuring Martha Sandweiss & others:  http://bit.ly/2i7oBoU  pic.twitter.com/J6WC8NCCZy
  332. Slavery at Princeton: university delves into its charged racial history https://t.co/amWZXLQUCJ https://t.co/CIysz9ViWF
    Slavery at Princeton: university delves into its charged racial history  http://p.dw.com/p/2nlnE  pic.twitter.com/CIysz9ViWF
  333. Important for institutions to dialogue with and confront their own histories in a meaningful way. Good to see @Princeton doing so with #PrincetonAndSlavery project, and look forward to tuning in tomorrow!  https://twitter.com/princeton/status/930948624355295232 
  334. Titus Kaphar talk: brilliant, incisive, illuminating. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  335. Titus Kaphar himself says you have to be physically present to best appreciate Impressions of Liberty. So be sure to stop by McLean House to see it! #PrincetonAndSlavery #monumentalimpressions #titusissocool https://t.co/SCW3NXth5E
    Titus Kaphar himself says you have to be physically present to best appreciate Impressions of Liberty. So be sure to stop by McLean House to see it! #PrincetonAndSlavery #monumentalimpressions #titusissocool pic.twitter.com/SCW3NXth5E
  336. “It is visually confusing and it is supposed to be.” - TK #PrincetonAndSlavery
  337. “I wanted to explore the tragic irony that black people were auctioned off under these ‘liberty trees.’” Titus Kaphar describing his installation in front of Maclean House. #PrincetonAndSlavery https://t.co/oNPpSsMOJh
    “I wanted to explore the tragic irony that black people were auctioned off under these ‘liberty trees.’” Titus Kaphar describing his installation in front of Maclean House. #PrincetonAndSlavery pic.twitter.com/oNPpSsMOJh
  338. Here @Princeton, Titus Kaphar's "Impressions of Liberty" explores Princeton's historical ties to slavery beneath two historic Liberty Trees that stand on campus. #PrincetonAndSlavery https://t.co/k2J9Etovet
    Here @Princeton, Titus Kaphar's "Impressions of Liberty" explores Princeton's historical ties to slavery beneath two historic Liberty Trees that stand on campus. #PrincetonAndSlavery pic.twitter.com/k2J9Etovet
  339. George Washington traded a human being for a grocery list. As an artist I can speak to this momement in a way that no one else could.” - TK #PrincetonAndSlavery
  340. "Somehow my citizenship has less value than someone else's citizenship," Titus Kaphar brings this idea forward into the conversation. That issue in itself is a troubling attack on the institution of democracy in this nation. #PrincetonAndSlavery
  341. “There are ineffable mysteries that art you create presents, and if you try to tease all of that out, you lose some of the mystery.” - TK #PrincetonAndSlavery
  342. Titus Kaphar's "Yet Another Fight For Remembrance" (2014) explores erasure and policing. #PrincetonAndSlavery https://t.co/8s49Xif5Qx
    Titus Kaphar's "Yet Another Fight For Remembrance" (2014) explores erasure and policing. #PrincetonAndSlavery pic.twitter.com/8s49Xif5Qx
  343. Titus Kaphar explains the difficulties of having his art commissioned. "If the painting says go left I go left. If the comissioners say go right... I go left." #PrincetonAndSlavery
  344. #PrincetonandSlavery “All of my work has a personal connection. Even if it seems like it is historically distant it has a personal relation to my life and experience.” Titus Kaphar when talking about the “Jerome Project.”
  345. "The end of the story is that she died free. She didn't die wealthy, but she was free." The story of Ona Judge as told by Titus Kaphar #PrincetonAndSlavery https://t.co/cqRXCbGAgO
    "The end of the story is that she died free. She didn't die wealthy, but she was free." The story of Ona Judge as told by Titus Kaphar #PrincetonAndSlavery pic.twitter.com/cqRXCbGAgO
  346. “My studio is the place where I wrestle with history. I have to make something to understand something.” - Titus Kaphar #PrincetonandSlavery https://t.co/w5vSUzAUU0
    “My studio is the place where I wrestle with history. I have to make something to understand something.” - Titus Kaphar #PrincetonandSlavery pic.twitter.com/w5vSUzAUU0
  347. Titus Kaphar talks about his work drawing black figures on dry erase whiteboards. Wow. He couldn’t find the art he wanted to see, so he created it himself. #PrincetonandSlavery https://t.co/29l5fbUobn
    Titus Kaphar talks about his work drawing black figures on dry erase whiteboards. Wow. He couldn’t find the art he wanted to see, so he created it himself. #PrincetonandSlavery pic.twitter.com/29l5fbUobn
  348. Tonight, join renowned artist Titus Kaphar, at 5:30 in McCosh 10 as he discusses the motivations and methods behind his practice. 
Kaphar's work, recently installed on the lawn of Maclean House on Princeton's Campus, can also be found on view as part of the exhibit "Making History Visible: Of American Myths and National Heroes." The exhibit and installation, "Impressions of Liberty" are part of the wider campus conversation focused on the Princeton and Slavery Project. .
#princetonandslavery #artisttalk
    Tonight, join renowned artist Titus Kaphar, at 5:30 in McCosh 10 as he discusses the motivations and methods behind his practice. Kaphar's work, recently installed on the lawn of Maclean House on Princeton's Campus, can also be found on view as part of the exhibit "Making History Visible: Of American Myths and National Heroes." The exhibit and installation, "Impressions of Liberty" are part of the wider campus conversation focused on the Princeton and Slavery Project. . #princetonandslavery #artisttalk
  349. The Princeton & Slavery Project launches a series of public events that include a symposium, theater, film, lectures, and art today through Nov. 20. https://t.co/9KWt2XPmOG https://t.co/hHG4M8m0Tx
    The Princeton & Slavery Project launches a series of public events that include a symposium, theater, film, lectures, and art today through Nov. 20.  http://ow.ly/pZX830gBcUV  pic.twitter.com/hHG4M8m0Tx
  350. Discover facts like this and more from the Princeton & Slavery Symposium this weekend, and read more information here: https://t.co/sFaSO6gskV #PrincetonandSlavery https://t.co/QgYNtya8ss
    Discover facts like this and more from the Princeton & Slavery Symposium this weekend, and read more information here:  https://slavery.princeton.edu  #PrincetonandSlavery pic.twitter.com/QgYNtya8ss
  351. Today, artist Titus Kaphar talks about his artwork addressing slavery in @Princeton's history @PUArtMuseum
https://t.co/U6BlU5qkbB https://t.co/lflAcokX2r
    Today, artist Titus Kaphar talks about his artwork addressing slavery in @Princeton's history @PUArtMuseum  https://buff.ly/2m1Ffsf  pic.twitter.com/lflAcokX2r
  352. #ThrowbackThursday: Alfred "Buck" Scudder, @Princeton staffer in natural philosophy (physical sciences), ca. 1859. More about him: https://t.co/mTBvtWt5Dy #TBT #PrincetonAndSlavery https://t.co/hAQbhvr9zL
    #ThrowbackThursday: Alfred "Buck" Scudder, @Princeton staffer in natural philosophy (physical sciences), ca. 1859. More about him:  http://bit.ly/2ijVU5U  #TBT #PrincetonAndSlavery pic.twitter.com/hAQbhvr9zL
  353. so, so inspired by marni's years of work, so thrilled princeton has put these stories of itself front and center this year, all over campus, in a so many ways #Princeton #slavery #slaveryarchive #c19  https://twitter.com/inllhrprhntr/status/931151369905590273 
  354. Come to McCosh 10 tomorrow at 5:30 pm to hear artist Titus Kaphar talk about the work he created for the #PrincetonAndSlavery project that is currently in front of McLean house. https://t.co/uxRivZVHoF
    Come to McCosh 10 tomorrow at 5:30 pm to hear artist Titus Kaphar talk about the work he created for the #PrincetonAndSlavery project that is currently in front of McLean house. pic.twitter.com/uxRivZVHoF
  355. Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison will deliver the keynote address at the #PrincetonAndSlavery Symposium on campus this Friday. The event will be livestreamed: https://t.co/4tyYhnmPHC https://t.co/2xMERJ8guY
    Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison will deliver the keynote address at the #PrincetonAndSlavery Symposium on campus this Friday. The event will be livestreamed:  http://ow.ly/4bBB30gAX9h  pic.twitter.com/2xMERJ8guY
  356. Created a Twitter account so you can all follow along with me as I attend the Princeton and Slavery Symposium this weekend! Check out the website here:  http://slavery.princeton.edu/  #PrincetonAndSlavery #thisweekendonly #dontmissit
  357. In the antebellum era, as many as 60% of Princeton students came from the South (map and timeline:  https://slavery.princeton.edu/visualizations/visuals/student-origins-heat-map  ). Clearly this had far-reaching implications for how the school handled the issue of slavery. Learn more at this weekend’s #PrincetonAndSlavery symposium!
  358. Check out the Princeton and Slavery website before the symposium this weekend!  http://slavery.princeton.edu  #PrincetonAndSlavery
  359. Who's coming out to the #PrincetonandSlavery Symposium this weekend? We have an amazing lineup of speakers. Make sure you check out the project website:  https://slavery.princeton.edu 
  360. Congratulations to Melvin McCray on his film screening at Princeton University this coming Friday, November 17, at 2 p.m. and  Sunday, November 19, at 11 a.m. at Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542

Facing Slavery: Princeton Family Stories
A documentary directed by Melvin McCray ’74
The Princeton & Slavery Project focuses on Princeton University’s historical connection to the institution of slavery. But family stories about slavery continue to shape the lives of Princeton affiliates today. Through interviews with Princeton alumni descended from slaveholders, enslaved people (or both),
this film explores the  continuing resonance of personal stories about slavery in contemporary American life.

These film screenings are free and open to the public, but tickets are required for admission.  #princetonuniversity #princeton #princetonandslavery
    Congratulations to Melvin McCray on his film screening at Princeton University this coming Friday, November 17, at 2 p.m. and Sunday, November 19, at 11 a.m. at Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542 Facing Slavery: Princeton Family Stories A documentary directed by Melvin McCray ’74 The Princeton & Slavery Project focuses on Princeton University’s historical connection to the institution of slavery. But family stories about slavery continue to shape the lives of Princeton affiliates today. Through interviews with Princeton alumni descended from slaveholders, enslaved people (or both), this film explores the continuing resonance of personal stories about slavery in contemporary American life. These film screenings are free and open to the public, but tickets are required for admission. #princetonuniversity #princeton #princetonandslavery
  361. As alum, pleased to see Princeton U research & document its ugly association w/ slavery & associated violence. Question: What long term measures will university take moving forward beyond acknowledging & campus iconography?  http://ow.ly/obtl30gBaSU  #PrincetonAndSlavery #slavery
  362. More @Princeton artistic dialogue w it’s slave past. “We are an 18th-century institution & much like all 18th-cent institutions founded in British NAmerica we do have a connection to slavery—and I think it behooves us to understand” @arusbridger @CUSUWO  https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-princeton-titus-kaphar-reckons-universitys-history-slavery?utm_medium=email&utm_source=11263773-newsletter-editorial-daily-11-15-17&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_content=st -
  363. A new public-art project at Princeton thoughtfully confronts the school's past of slavery, writes... https://t.co/nwozNfChFW via @askadella https://t.co/LCAphmfVMq
    A new public-art project at Princeton thoughtfully confronts the school's past of slavery, writes...  http://twib.in/l/oaRkRBK9X47a  via @askadella pic.twitter.com/LCAphmfVMq
  364. A new public-art project at Princeton thoughtfully confronts the school's past of slavery, writes @JacobaUrist https://t.co/z8WARZHHBp https://t.co/Cg7bv9SIWQ
    A new public-art project at Princeton thoughtfully confronts the school's past of slavery, writes @JacobaUrist  http://theatln.tc/2hkyyMr  pic.twitter.com/Cg7bv9SIWQ
  365. Join Titus Kaphar, whose work is central to the #PrincetonAndSlavery project, for a @PUArtMuseum artist talk at McCosh on Nov. 16: https://t.co/GtVRJcHHwN https://t.co/EZp0ty5g8x
    Join Titus Kaphar, whose work is central to the #PrincetonAndSlavery project, for a @PUArtMuseum artist talk at McCosh on Nov. 16:  http://ow.ly/63q550faX7Y  pic.twitter.com/EZp0ty5g8x
  366. Be sure to join the conversation about the Princeton and Slavery Project with #PrincetonAndSlavery:  http://ow.ly/vvzL30gya24 
  367. The auction of #PrincetonU president Samuel Finley’s slaves is the focus of an installation by American artist Titus Kaphar on view through Dec. 17 in front of Maclean House. The eight-foot-high mixed-media work, “Impressions of Liberty,” features layered portraits of Finley and a black man, woman and child who represent his slaves. Commissioned by the Princeton University Art Museum, the work will return to the museum and enter its collections following the installation.

The installation is one of the many facets of the #PrincetonandSlavery research project which explores #PrincetonU’s historical ties to the institution of slavery. Watch today’s Instagram Story to learn more.
    The auction of #PrincetonU president Samuel Finley’s slaves is the focus of an installation by American artist Titus Kaphar on view through Dec. 17 in front of Maclean House. The eight-foot-high mixed-media work, “Impressions of Liberty,” features layered portraits of Finley and a black man, woman and child who represent his slaves. Commissioned by the Princeton University Art Museum, the work will return to the museum and enter its collections following the installation. The installation is one of the many facets of the #PrincetonandSlavery research project which explores #PrincetonU’s historical ties to the institution of slavery. Watch today’s Instagram Story to learn more.
  368. "In our history, as in our nation's history, liberty & slavery have been intertwined from the very start." @NPR story on #PrincetonandSlavery  https://www.npr.org/2017/11/12/563606255/princetons-involvement-with-slavery 
  369. there's some really amazing stuff going on on campus especially this weekend for the #princetonandslavery project, thought up by the wonderful marni sandweiss. #nyc #philly #jersey come through!! #history #slavery #america #Princeton  https://twitter.com/Princeton/status/930104252780941314 
  370. Research for the #PrincetonAndSlavery Project was conducted in the Library's rich and extensive University Archives, as Prof. Marni Sandweiss mentions in an interview with @NPRWeekend. https://t.co/ut5zYyCNRp https://t.co/mztwFdn5ov
    Research for the #PrincetonAndSlavery Project was conducted in the Library's rich and extensive University Archives, as Prof. Marni Sandweiss mentions in an interview with @NPRWeekend.  http://n.pr/2ywSYJb  pic.twitter.com/mztwFdn5ov