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Antigua PM gets yes from Harvard over slavery

Regional 16 Dec, 2019 Follow News

Antigua PM gets yes from Harvard over slavery

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has announced that the President of Harvard University, Dr Lawrence Bacow has agreed to a programme of cooperation between Harvard and the Five Islands Campus of the University of the West Indies in Antigua over slavery issues.

Browne said that Dr Bacow has indicated the willingness of Harvard to cooperate the Five Islands Campus, in acknowledging Harvard’s historical relationship with slavery, particularly confronting past injustices and their legacies.

Preliminary discussions to establish cooperation will be held next month. The Harvard Law School was founded on an endowment in 1815 that was funded from slavery on the Royall’s plantation on Antigua. Browne is seeking reparations.

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