“A disgrace to all slave-holders”: The University of Chicago’s Founding Ties to Slavery and the Path to Reparations

@article{Jordan2018ADT,
  title={“A disgrace to all slave-holders”: The University of Chicago’s Founding Ties to Slavery and the Path to Reparations},
  author={C Jordan and Guy Emerson Mount and Kai Perry Parker},
  journal={The Journal of African American History},
  year={2018},
  volume={103},
  pages={163 - 178}
}
The origin narrative of the University of Chicago does not begin with John D. Rockefeller in 1890. It does not even begin in the city of Chicago. It actually begins on a 3,000-acre cotton plantation in Lawrence County, Mississippi. Hundreds of enslaved African American men, women, and children lived and died on that plantation to make the University of Chicago, and its $7 billion endowment, possible. The University of Chicago refuses to acknowledge this part of its heritage. The plantation in… 
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