Story by Tiziana Dearing and Andrea Perdomo-HernandezWBUR Radio BostonOctober 12, 2022 Christ Church Cambridge hosted a special event Wednesday to honor a man who shares a crypt with two people who enslaved him and his parents. "Here Lies Darby Vassall" is a multimedia installation by Harvard University Graduate School of Design student Nicole Piepenbrink, commemorating Darby … Continue reading News | ‘Here Lies Darby Vassall’ installation honors the life of anti-slavery advocate and activist
By Keith Sargeant | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com The shackled men and women were sold door to door. Privateers sailed up the Hackensack River, offering slaves to plantation owners from modern-day Newark to Rutherford. The Africans were lucrative human cargo, seized when the pirates commandeered slave ships in Perth Amboy before fleeing north to … Continue reading News | The slave trade thrived in the Meadowlands. A N.J. woman wanted the story told.
Boston’s archeology team is digging at several sites through the city to uncover untold stories of the city’s connection to slavery, the Underground Railroad and Black history. The first of three excavations got underway in mid-September at the Shirley-Eustis House in Roxbury. The mansion, built in 1747, was once the seasonal country estate of William … Continue reading News | Boston archeologists digging for artifacts tied to slavery, Underground Railroad
Harvard’s motto, Veritas, inscribed on gates, doorways, and sculptures all over campus, demands of us truth. On April 26, 2022, Harvard President Larry Bacow released the Report of the Committee on Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery, accepted the committee’s recommendations in full, and announced a historic commitment of $100 million to fund their implementation. … Continue reading Report of the Presidential Committee on Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery
Harvard Details Its Ties to Slavery and Its Plans for RedressNew York Times | April 26, 2022 Harvard leaders and staff enslaved 79 people, university findsWashington Post | April 27, 2022 ‘This report is unflinching’: Harvard University confronts its ties to slaveryBoston Globe | April 26, 2022 ...and from our Logbooks, read: Cicely was young, … Continue reading In the news | Harvard leaders and staff enslaved 79 people