Start Date

1-5-2019 2:00 PM

End Date

1-5-2019 2:15 PM

Disciplines

Intellectual History | Social History | United States History

Subjects

Racism -- United States, United States -- Race relations

Abstract

This paper discusses the connections between American universities and the institution of slavery. It examines four universities connections that were funded in different eras of United States history, including Harvard and Yale in the Colonial Era, University of Chicago in the Antebellum Era, and the University of Oregon in Post-Reconstruction Era, as well as what they are currently doing in the form of reparations. The thesis of the paper is that through the history of the United States, the level of association between slavery and universities decreases, due to the rise of abolitionist ideals.

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May 1st, 2:00 PM May 1st, 2:15 PM

The Evolution of Slavery-Built Higher Education and Racial Supremacy in American Universities

This paper discusses the connections between American universities and the institution of slavery. It examines four universities connections that were funded in different eras of United States history, including Harvard and Yale in the Colonial Era, University of Chicago in the Antebellum Era, and the University of Oregon in Post-Reconstruction Era, as well as what they are currently doing in the form of reparations. The thesis of the paper is that through the history of the United States, the level of association between slavery and universities decreases, due to the rise of abolitionist ideals.