Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice

Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice

In 2003, Brown University President Ruth Simmons appointed a Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice.  The committee, which included faculty members, undergraduate and graduate students, and administrators, was charged to investigate and to prepare a report about the University’s historical relationship to slavery and the transatlantic slave trade.  It was also asked to organize public programs that might help the campus and the nation reflect on the meaning of this history in the present, on the complex historical, political, legal, and moral questions posed by any present-day confrontation with past injustice.

This site includes:

added the link to the NYT story on this.

They didn’t go far enough, that financial reparations need to be made; time does not make up for the position this race was left in due to the exploitation which was forced upon them.

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