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100 Facts On Reparations For Native Black Americans

100 Facts On Reparations For Native Black Americans


77. Antigua and Barbuda wants Harvard University to pay reparations

More than 200 years ago, a wealthy Antiguan slave owner helped found Harvard Law School with proceeds from his plantation. Antigua and Barbuda wants Harvard to pay reparations to finance its own public university. Antiguan slaveowner Isaac Royall Jr. donated the money used to create the first endowed law professorship in 1815, according to The Harvard Crimson. The law school held the slave owner’s family’s crest as its symbol until 2016 after Black students protested. Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Alphonso Browne said Harvard President Lawrence Bascow has been unresponsive to the request for reparations. “He has failed to address the issue of reparations in a meaningful way,” Browne said, according to the Miami Herald. “If they fail to engage meaningfully, we will be forced to pursue all legal remedies available to us to ensure … justice.”


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