Facing Slavery: Princeton Family Stories is a documentary film produced and directed by Melvin R. McCray, a member of the Princeton class of 1974. The film was created for the Princeton and Slavery Project and premiered on November 17, 2017, at the Princeton Garden Theater. It profiles six Princeton graduates who are descendants of enslaved Africans or slave owners.
It was part of the public unveiling of the Princeton and Slavery website, the result of a 5-year research project conducted by History Professor Martha Sandweiss, archivists, and students that examined Princeton University's connection to the institution of slavery in America. Funding for the film was provided by the David A. Gardner Class of 1969 Magic Project Fund from the Princeton University Humanities Council. The executive producer was Martha Sandweiss. The film was written, photographed, and edited by Melvin McCray. Facing Slavery is McCray’s seventh film on the history of African Americans at Princeton University. For more information about these films visit blacksatprinceton.com.