Harvard Acknowledges Slavery Ties, Sets Up $100m Reparations Fund

Report by oldest US university lays out history of slavery on campus and its role in perpetuating racial oppression.

Harvard University in the United States has released a report on its historic ties to slavery and pledged $100m to address the educational, social, and economic legacies of slavery and racism.

Released on Tuesday, the report by a team of Harvard faculty found that slavery was an integral part of life at Harvard between the university’s founding in 1636 and when slavery was outlawed in the US state of Massachusetts in 1783.

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