Yale apologizes for ‘formative ties to slavery’

Yale University has formally apologized for its past ties to slavery, saying slavery helped build the oldest building on campus.

For a long time document Following an apology from the school’s President Peter Salovey, the school specifically apologized for Yale’s “formative relationship” with slavery and the slave trade.

“We acknowledge and apologize for our university’s historical role in and association with slavery, as well as the labor, experiences, and contributions of enslaved people to our university’s history.” the principal wrote. “Yale’s leaders have participated in slavery throughout its early history,” he added.

The school said it would use what it learned to address “the effects of slavery in today’s society,” resulting in funding programs, disseminating race-based historical re-education, and awarding posthumous degrees. It seems that something like this was done.

The Yale study began in October 2020 and has yielded extensive results. catalog Historical discoveries website.

The school found that “many of Yale’s Puritan founders owned enslaved people, although there is no known record that Yale owned enslaved people.” did.

The university announced that it had identified more than 200 slaves, both Black and Native American, some of whom “participated in the construction of Connecticut Hall, the oldest building on campus.”

The school also notes that “some worked in cotton fields, rum refineries, and other punitive places in Connecticut and elsewhere, and their hard labor helped fund Yale.” “It has brought benefits to the people,” he said.

Prominent members of Yale University are said to have helped prevent the development of a black college in 1831 that “would have been America’s first black college.”

The school also took issue with the school’s own Civil War monument, which honors those who fought for the North and South, as it “makes no mention of slavery or any other background.”

In its continued efforts to ensure “inclusive economic growth,” Yale plans to “expand educational pathways for young scholars” in the region.

The program included a fellowship program to fill at least 80 vacancies. The program helps an aspiring teacher earn a master’s degree in education in exchange for her three years working in the local New Haven school system.

The school will also fund the Yale University and Slavery Teachers Association program, which the school says will help “K-12 teachers in New England incorporate Black and Indigenous history into their lesson plans.” “It will help meet new state mandates.”

In addition to funding for historically black colleges and universities and other law and fellowship programs, the school awards the following awards: private master’s degree Addressed to two men who “studied theology at Yale University, but because they were black, the university would not allow them to formally register for classes or enroll for degrees.” It is.

Yale also plans to transform the aforementioned Connecticut Hall into “a place of healing and fellowship as the new home of the Yale University Chaplaincy.”
The school will also commission artwork aimed at “recognizing slavery.”

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