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Emory Officials Express Regret Over University’s Ties to Slavery

Emory University’s Board of Trustees has adopted a formal statement acknowledging the campus’s involvement with slavery, saying it “regrets both this undeniable wrong and the university’s decades of delay in acknowledging slavery’s harmful legacy.” Emory’s founders were supporters of slavery who used slaves to help build the college in its early days. The university plans to hold a national scholarly conference on the legacy of slavery at American colleges in early February.

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