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Harvard Pledges to Spend $100 Million to Redress School’s Deep Ties to Slavery

HeadlineApr 27, 2022

Harvard University has pledged to spend $100 million fund to redress the school’s deep ties to slavery. On Tuesday, the school issued a 130-page report that revealed at least 41 prominent people connected to the school owned enslaved people — this includes four former presidents of Harvard. The report states, “Enslaved men and women served Harvard presidents and professors and fed and cared for Harvard students. Moreover, throughout this period and well into the 19th century, the University and its donors benefited from extensive financial ties to slavery.”

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