In addition to Sojourner Truth apartments, the pathway from Old Queens to Hamilton Street has been renamed Will's Way. Will was a slave who did some labor in laying the foundations for the Queens College building. This positive trend in recognizing Rutgers connection to slavery and how the University benefitted from slave labor will better serve the Rutgers community by increasing the integrity of the school and bringing visibility to a neglected group of people.
Will was a man enslaved by Jacob Dunham and hired out to Abraham Blauvelt for performing labor on Old Queens foundation. Will began his work in 1808 and performed over a month's strenuous manual labor. His work included masonry, ringing bells at auctions, casting a workbench and carting heavy loads. Although he did a variety of tasks, it is almost certain Will never received payment for any of his work, but Jacob Dunham did. These records of the labor performed on the college not only represent Will's own labor on Old Queens, but also the countless enslaved laborers whose names will never be known.