Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Latest on Brown University's Slavery and Justice Committee

BrownuniversityYou might be interested in this article ("After Brown U.'s Report on Slavery, Silence So Far: Few other universities appear ready to investigate  their historical ties to the slave trade") from the Chronicle of Higher Ed on the aftermath of Brown University's report on slavery and also Professor James Campbell's discussion with Chronicle readers about the report.  We'll see where this all goes.  Over at blackprof, where I've been visiting for the month, I've predicted a few schools that I think will follow Brown's lead.  We'll see.  We won't be able to measure the effects for a while.

Update:'s Elizabeth Redden has a comprehensive article, "In Search of Skeletons," talking about other universities and moving from slavery to connections (sometimes rather loose) to the Nazis.

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