Video: Dealing With the Historical Injustice of Slavery on Today’s College Campuses
Under the leadership of President Ruth Simmons, Brown University (RI) released a landmark report in 2006 documenting the participation of some of Brown’s founders and benefactors in the 18th transatlantic slave trade and presented recommendations on how to address this troubling legacy. A decade later, Georgetown University (DC) and President John J. DeGioia followed suit, releasing a 2016 report from the university’s Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation.
During this session at ACE2018, Simmons and DeGioia discussed how the legacy of slavery impacts the modern-day fulfillment of higher education’s mission.
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