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As Virginia Colleges Begin Restitution Plans for Slavery, Widespread Reparations Remain...

On a sunny morning in May 2021, a crowd gathered before the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers, a monument constructed last year on the University...

Brown University Students Approve Reparations Proposal

Last week, Brown University students overwhelmingly voted for the school to provide reparations to the descendants of enslaved people owned by the university’s founders...

More Than 160 Confederate Symbols were Removed in 2020, Report Finds

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) released a year-end update to its Whose Heritage? report on Tuesday, which found that 168 Confederate symbols were renamed...

Virginia House Votes to Seek Slavery Reparations From Colleges

A bill passed by the Virginia House of Delegates last week aims to make five public colleges and universities in the state pay reparations...

Symbols Matter: Colleges and Universities Respond to Movement Against Racist...

Alongside a major highway in Nashville, Tennessee, stands a 25-foot statue of a man who many would consider the embodiment of American racism. The...

Higher Education Plays Several Roles in Reparations Debate

On Wednesday, June 19, the U.S. House of Representatives heard testimony regarding bill H.R.40, which calls for the creation of a federal commission to...

Research and Reconciliation: Some Universities Work to Ensure an Inclusive Future...

In recent years, some colleges and universities have set out on the long path of addressing their historic ties to systems rooted in white...

University of Virginia Serves the Community Through Engagement and...

Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels. INSIGHT Into...

Georgetown University to Offer Slave Descendants Preferential Admission

In an effort to address its responsibility to acknowledge and respond to its history of slavery, Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., will now offer...

The University of Virginia Names New Dorm After Former Slave Couple

The University of Virginia (UVA) announced plans to name a new dorm, opening this fall, after William and Isabella Gibbons, a former slave couple...