Harvard University Acknowledges Its Historic Ties To Slavery, Pledges $100M Reparations Fund
"The nation's oldest institution of higher education... contributed to prolong the era's racial tyranny and exploitation," the report acknowledges.
April 27, 2022 at 6:09 pm
Harvard University’s president Lawrence Bacow has announced the institution is setting aside $100 million to close educational, social and economic gaps linear of slavery and racism.
On Tuesday, Harvard students, faculty and staff received an email news release that included a direct link to a 100-page report titled “Recommendations to the President and Fellows of Harvard College,” created by the university’s 14-member committee on topics of the Ivy League and its connection to slavery.
Today, The Crimson dedicates its front page to the memory of the individuals enslaved by leadership, faculty, staff, and donors at Harvard University. https://t.co/jHHx3ISa8T pic.twitter.com/Z4TJqB3uK7— The Harvard Crimson (@thecrimson) April 27, 2022