Harvard creates $100M fund to redress role in slavery

Harvard creates $100M fund to redress role in slavery

Harvard creates $100M fund to redress role in slavery

TRT World says America’s prestigious Harvard University has announced it will commit $100 million to redress its role in slavery, as more US institutions move toward reparations for historical injustices.

Harvard said on Tuesday it was putting the money into a fund to help tackle the educational and social gaps caused by the legacies of the slave trade and racism.

The move follows a wide-ranging internal review of the university’s role in slavery, the results of which were posted on its website.

The 100-page report made several recommendations about how the money should be spent, including the improvement of educational opportunities for descendant communities, honoring enslaved people through memorials and research, and creating partnerships with Black colleges and universities.




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