LISTEN: Harvard sets aside $100 million to grapple with history of slavery

By Alaina Mencinger
Boston University News Service

Harvard University is pledging $100 million to research and address its ties to slavery, which were documented in a recently-released report that took 3 years to complete.

In the almost 150 years between Harvard’s founding and the abolition of slavery in Massachusetts in 1738, university faculty and staff enslaved at least 70 people, Harvard’s report found. WTBU reporter Alaina Mencinger has more.

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