Rutgers confronts its ties to slavery in groundbreaking report

As the New Jersey state university approaches its 250 anniversary, President Robert Barchi established a committee that “explored aspects of [its] history that are difficult and complex,” that is, the university’s historical connection to slavery.  The committee’s findings are published in the book Scarlet and Black, Volume 1: Slavery and Dispossession in Rutgers History.

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One Comment on “Rutgers confronts its ties to slavery in groundbreaking report

  1. Rutger’s efforts is an example of changes in the world, one long overdue and continues with challenges. Change is often met with resistance, denial, and limitations. As we witness history unfold, please keep in mind that these events represent truth unfolding and once denied. History moving forward in truth and inclusion about how this country was really built.

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