A conversation about the nation’s leading universities and their profitable connections to slavery.
Many conversations about America's history reiterates the idea that the progressive north led the opposition to slavery against the racist South.
But in fact, many of the nation’s Ivy League universities had profitable connections to slavery. Dr. Craig Steven Wilder explores the connection between Ivy League schools and the slave trade in his latest book "Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities."
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