Princeton May Remove Statue Of Founding Father Who Once Led School

  • The statue is of Founding Father John Witherspoon, who also served as the sixth president of the school.
  • “We believe that paying such honor to someone who participated actively in the enslavement of human beings, and used his scholarly gifts to defend the practice, is today a distraction from the University’s mission,” students wrote in a petition.
  • The statue could be replaced with a plaque that also includes negative information about Witherspoon.
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