Urge American University to publicly recognize its connection to slavery
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American University should join universities across the United States and publicly recognize it's connection to slavery. Please read the following article: http://www.theeagleonline.com/article/2018/02/founders-day-is-a-celebration-of-a-slave-owner-and-the-razing-of-black-communities
We are working to accomplish four goals, and we’d love your help.
1. Establish a working group, in coordination with the Anti-Racism Center, comprised of faculty, archivists, and relevant staff to further research about American University and slavery.
2. After research, revise American University history to incorporate the invaluable role that slaves and the capital created by their labor played in establishing the university.
3. Establish a memorial to the memory of the slaves owned by American University’s first President, John Fletcher Hurst, as well as the original slave residents owned by WDC Murdock.
4. American University will publicly recognize the role slaves and the capital their labor created in founding the university. Additionally, AU will acknowledge the role it’s founding played in the displacement of the newly-freed African-American communities of Reno City & Tennallytown [Tenleytown].
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