After Brown U.'s Report on Slavery, Silence (So Far)

Few other universities appear ready to investigate their historical ties to the slave trade

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In 1764, a ship christened Sally set sail from Providence, R.I., for the Windward Coast of Africa. Its mission was to trade goods — tobacco, candles, onions, and rum — for enslaved human beings. The traders hoped that most of the slaves would...

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