Slaves helped build Virginia Theological Seminary. The school will spend $1.7 million in reparations.
The endowment fund offers a model at a time when lawmakers and presidential candidates are studying how reparations may work nationally. At Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria — a school that not
More than 40 million people are enslaved around the world today. It’s a shocking statistic, but it’s the reason why the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham was set up as a large-scale research for
By the time Phillips Brooks arrived at the Virginia Theological Seminary in 1856, the institution was thriving. Founded more than three decades earlier in the Sunday school room of a church in Alexandria,
I was amused reading the Sept. 9 Metro article about the pushback by some people to the talk about slavery at Monticello and other similar destinations [“ ‘Why are you talking about that?’ ”]. I first
A group of black teenagers went searching for a sunken slave ship. It changed how they view slavery.
These black teens are scuba diving to help find sunken slave ships When 18-year-old Tristan Cannon plunges into warm waters off southern Florida in search of a sunken slave ship, he feels a complex mixture
It’s one of the 2020 election’s most-debated topics: Reparations for slavery. To call the discussion long overdue is a tragic understatement. After all, this August marked 400 years since slavery began
A national apology would not be the last word on righting the historical wrong — leaving open the reparations question — but it would be an essential act of contrition. The 400th anniversary of the introduction
KUNTA KINTEH ISLAND, Gambia (Reuters) - When Gambian boat captain Abdoulie Jabang ferries visitors to Kunta Kinteh island he tells them that the waves lapping the shores of the former slave site threaten