UVA Names Building for Former Slave

April 14, 2017 WI Web Staff 0

Officials at the University of Virginia held a ceremony this month naming one of its campus buildings in honor of Peyton Skipwith, a former slave who quarried stone for some of the early structures at the Charlottesville school. […]

Georgetown U. Events to Reflect on School’s Ties to Slavery

April 11, 2017 WI Web Staff 0

Officials at Georgetown University in partnership with the Archdiocese of Washington and the Society of Jesus in the United States have announced services and events that reflect the university’s historical ties to the institution of slavery — specifically, how 272 slaves were sold to save the prestigious school in northwest D.C. […]

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