Princeton University Honors Diverse Community Members

Princeton University announced plans to honor graduates, faculty, and formerly enslaved persons associated with the school.  They will name “a publicly accessible garden between Firestone Library and Nassau Street for Betsey Stockton and the easternmost arch in East Pyne Hall for James Collins “Jimmy” Johnson.”  Stockton, who was enslaved to University President Ashbel Green, became a missionary and teacher, once she was manumitted.  Johnson was a fugitive slave from Maryland who worked on campus for more than 60 years.  Carl A. Fields, Robert J. Rivers, and Sonia Sotomayor are among the alumni and former faculty and administrators whose portraits are being commissioned by the University for its portrait collection in addition to those of Toni Morrison and Sir Arthur Lewis, whose pictures were added last year.

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