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Harvard University and Its Ties to Slavery

Slavery is a part of the history of the United States. Period. Point blank. So why is it so hard for people to talk about it? Why has it taken hundreds of years for some entities to acknowledge that slavery is a part of their history? Harvard University is finally conceding its ties to slavery.…

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Portrait of First Black Harvard Graduate Unveiled

By Giovanni Zaburoni Harvard has unveiled a portrait of the first African American man to graduate from the prestigious university. Richard Theodore Greener now joins a collection of 16 exceptional graduates who have been honored by Harvard. According to the Boston Globe, Greener “won the Bowden prize for elocution in his sophomore and senior years…

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Harvard Law Students Demand Slaveholder be Erased from School Seal

Reported by Liku Zelleke Students at Harvard Law School have started a movement to change their school’s seal which they argue represents and endorses the legacy of slaveholding. The seal is the coat of arms of the family of Isaac Royall Jr., the slave owner who endowed the first professorship of law at Harvard. “Royall…

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Jamaican Patois Now Offered at Harvard University

If you have ever traveled to Jamaica or spent time with a group of people from Jamaica, then you have probably heard them slip between English and another language known as Patois when talking to each other. According to Wikipedia, “patois” comes from Old French and is loosely defined as “local or regional dialect.” It is…

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Malia Obama Takes a “Gap Year.” What’s That?

Malia Obama will graduate from high school this year and has decided to attend Harvard University. She will not start Harvard, however, until the fall of 2017. She is taking what many call a “gap year.” So, what is a “gap year”? A “gap year” refers to the year between high school graduation and the start…

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Cowards Attack Malia Obama’s Decision to Attend Harvard

By Tyra Seldon I have watched Malia Obama grow into a college-bound young lady. Although I have never met her, I have admired her from afar. It must not be easy being raised in the White House. Much like other first children before her, Malia is living in a virtual fishbowl; the public can keep…

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Rapper Nas receives Harvard’s W.E.B. Du Bois Medal –University’s highest honor in the field of African and African American Studies

By Allison Pohle via Boston.com His 2010 song “Leaders,” is Escort an cheap jerseys ode to notable figures in the black community, but rapper Nas will further solidify his place among them when he’s awarded the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal Wednesday. The medal is Harvard’s highest cheap mlb jerseys honor in the field Wholesale Miami…

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