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New Orleans begins to take down Confederate statues

Workers in New Orleans began removing the first of four prominent Confederate monuments early Monday, the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation of racism and white supremacy. Advertisements

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Georgetown University, Jesuits formally apologize for role in slavery

In a special ceremony Tuesday morning, the Jesuit order that founded Georgetown University formally apologized to the descendants of 272 slaves sold in 1838 to pay off the university’s debts.

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University names West College for Toni Morrison; Wilson School auditorium for Sir Arthur Lewis

Princeton University’s trustees have approved recommendations to name West College, a prominent and central campus building, for the Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, an emeritus faculty member at Princeton, and to name the major auditorium in the Woodrow Wilson School of…

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Georgetown to Rename Building for Isaac Hawkins, One of 272 Enslaved in 1838 Sale

Georgetown University announced the renaming of a building, which comes with input from the descendant community and at the recommendation of Georgetown’s Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation to honor the lives of the 272 enslaved women, children and…

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Woman at center of Emmett Till case tells author she fabricated testimony

Carolyn Bryant disappeared from public view after alleging Till harassed her in a grocery store. Sixty-two years later, it has emerged her story was not true

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