Princeton, United States

Stories of African American Life at Princeton

Stories of African American Life at Princeton

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11 tour stops


Slavery at the President's House

At least 16 enslaved men, women, and children lived and worked here

2 min

African American Employment in the 19th Century

Free African Americans worked in a variety of jobs on campus in the 19th century.

2 min

Early African American Students

Some African Americans took classes at Princeton University before World War II

1 min

Civil Rights Activists Visit Princeton

A number of civil rights leaders engaged with students at Princeton

2 min

World War II Brings Four Black Undergraduates

Four black undergraduates came to Princeton through a US Navy training program

2 min

Recruiting Black Students in the 1960s

Princeton began to seek out African American students in 1963

2 min

The Association of Black Collegians

The first black student organization at Princeton formed in 1966

2 min

Programs in Afro-American & African Studies

Student activism led to the creation of programs in Afro-American & African Studies

1 min

The Third World Center

The Third World Center opened in 1971 and was a space for students of color

2 min

Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

Diversity and inclusion in the 21st century

2 min


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30 s


This tour shares stories from throughout the history of African Americans at Princeton University. We encourage you to listen to the audio excerpts, look at the photos, and watch the short video clips to learn about the personal experiences of African Americans who have worked and studied at Princeton. We hope you will take advantage of the links at each stop for more information. This tour is best viewed using a Chrome or Firefox browser.

This tour route is accessible. A map of accessible routes on campus is available:

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Itinerary 1.5 km / 1:00

Offline map included

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