Princeton University African American History Walking Tour

As part of the Campus Iconography Committee (CIC), the Princeton History Working Group (PHWG) works to create visual cues on campus that tell nuanced interpretations of Princeton University’s history. PHWG’s work brings to light some of the University’s lesser-known histories in order to build a more complete narrative of Princeton’s past. Reintroducing complexity and nuance regarding race, gender and other identities into the narrative history of Princeton can help Princeton become a more inclusive place for members of the University community. PHWG is an interdepartmental advisory group composed of students, staff and faculty, and collaborates with a number of University centers, departments and offices, as well as community organizations and partners. PHWG initiatives include both temporary and permanent projects. They take a variety of forms, including exhibits, historical markers, walking tours and orientation programming.

Stories of African American Life at Princeton

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. 

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You may also access the tour via your mobile device by downloading the GuidiGO mobile app available in the Apple App Store and the Android App Store Google Play by searching “Stories of African Americana Life at Princeton.”

This tour route is accessible. A map of accessible routes on campus is available: http://bit.ly/AccessiblePrinceton.

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