Many Colleges Profited From Slavery. What Can They Do About It Now?

Washington and Lee U.

A list of slaves owned by Washington College in 1834. Today the institution, Washington and Lee U., is among dozens of American colleges grappling with what to do about their slaveholding past.
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Like many campuses, Georgetown University is scrutinizing its historical ties to slavery. But unlike most, it’s going beyond plaques and apologies — actually tracking down the descendants of slaves it sold in the early 19th century to keep its...

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