Universities, the Enslaved, and Repairing Damage

The only enslaved person known to have been directly purchased by the University of Virginia, Lewis Commodore, worked ringing the bell in the Rotunda.
(Credit University of Virginia)

Five public universities in Virginia can trace their roots to before the civil war– a period when slavery permeated American life and built wealth for white Americans.

And it also helped build those schools.

Jahd Khalil reports on efforts to repair a small amount of that damage.

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