Conference Video Highlights

As part of the many events hosted on campus during the 2018-2019 academic year, the Seminary held a two-day academic conference that explored slavery and higher education, with particular emphasis on a theological perspective.

In addition to our own Professors Eric BarretoSally Brown and Mark Taylor, other theologians and scholars who participated included:

  • Darnell Moore, writer-in-residence at the Center on African American Religion, Sexual Politics and Social Justice at Columbia University
  • Jody Lynn Allen, professor of history, director of The Lemon Project at William & Mary
  • Adam Rothman, principal curator of the Georgetown Slavery Archive at Georgetown University
  • Martha Sandweiss, founder and project director of the Princeton & Slavery Project, Princeton University
  • Luke Powery, dean of Duke University Chapel and associate professor of homiletics, Duke Divinity School
None of us, especially in higher education – theological or otherwise – are free from the entanglement and web that slavery and white supremacy have spun.”
Mark Lewis Taylor, Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Theology and Culture at Princeton Seminary

Complete lectures from the academic conference can be viewed at

NICOLE PRIDE is the editor of GATHER and director of communication and marketing at Princeton Theological Seminary.  ERIC RASMUSSEN is the media operations coordinator.


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The Seminary hosted more than 20 events to engage the campus in reflection and conversation throughout the 2018–19 academic year