Princeton to name two spaces in honor of slaves. And the decision comes months after revelations about its racial history.

Five months after the release of sweeping research into its deep historical connections with slavery-

Princeton University has announced that it is naming two prominent spaces in honor of enslaved  people who lived or worked on its campus.

Both spaces will be the first such commemorations on a campus dotted statues and other physical markers honoring slaveholders, a university spokesman confirmed.

A publicly accessible garden between the New Jersey university's main library and the main commercial streets of the town of Princeton will be named for Betsy Stockton, an enslaved woman born around 1798-

Who worked in the home of one of Princeton's early presidents, became a missionary in what is now Hawaii and later helped found the town of Princeton's only public school to African-American children.

An arch that students pass through in ceremonial occasions, including graduation, will be named for  James Collins Johnson, a fugitive slave from Maryland who worked as a janitor and vendor on campus for 60 years and in 1843-

Successfully defended himself against an extradition trial after a Princeton student identified him as as a runaway.

The Publishing continues to Part 2.


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