Copyright 2019 Hubbard Radio Washington DC, LLC. All rights reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard Law School has installed a memorial honoring slaves who were owned by one of the school’s founders.
The large stone memorial’s plaque says it honors “the enslaved whose labor created wealth that made possible the founding of Harvard Law School.”
It also says, “May we pursue the highest ideals of law and justice in their memory.”
The school was founded in 1817 with money from Isaac Royall Jr., whose wealth came from slave labor on a sugar plantation in Antigua and a Massachusetts farm.
Insight by the Trezza Media Group: Technology experts from Air Force, Energy Department, NASA and GAO explore machine learning and AI in this free webinar.
Law dean John Manning said at Tuesday’s unveiling that “to be true to our complicated history, we must also shine a light on what we are not proud of.”
The school last year abandoned a shield modeled after Royall’s family crest after students protested.
Copyright © 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.