07.11.2020

Enslaved labor built these universities. Now they are starting to repay the debt

Servants quarters, mentioned in the $510 bill, stands on the grounds of the Virginia Theological Seminary in an undated picture.   | Servants quarters, mentioned in the $510 bill, stands on the grounds of the Virginia Theological Seminary in an undated picture. | Photo provided by Virginia Theological Seminary

In recent years, Virginia, Harvard and other schools have acknowledged how they used the labor of enslaved blacks, accepted thousands in contributions from plantation owners and upheld the racist systems that falsely validated the mythology of white supremacy and black inferiority.  

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