William Green Plantation *PLEASE READ UPDATE*

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In a recent email sent by the president of The College of New Jersey, it was revealed that the fenced in structure behind the outdoor track was a slave plantation owned by a man named William Green. Not only is this building still there as a constant reminder of the atrocities of slavery, but Green Field is still named after this slave owner. I am writing this petition to demand that Green Field is renamed and the building is demolished. 

Please read a section of the email here:

Over the past few years several TCNJ faculty and students have been studying the structure and artifacts of the William Green Plantation, the fenced-in, historic structure and grounds located near the outdoor track at the south end of campus. This past year, a committee of eight TCNJ faculty from diverse fields—George Leader  (Sociology and Anthropology); Craig Hollander, Mekala Audain and Cynthia Paces (History); Winnie Brown-Glaude (African American Studies); Zakiya Adair (African American Studies and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies); Janet Grey (Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies); and David Blake (English)—researched the social and slave history of the William Green family and plantation. From 18th and 19th century documents found in archives in Trenton, Princeton, and Ewing, and informed by the rich capstone project of Kristin Bridges ’20, the group unearthed findings on the William Green family, including direct confirmation of slave ownership on the property.