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Shackled Legacy


Airs Monday, February 10, 2020, at 8 p.m. Profits from slavery and related industries helped fund some of the most prestigious schools in the Northeast, including Harvard, Columbia, Princeton and Yale. And in many southern states — including the University of Virginia — enslaved people built college campuses and served faculty and students. Now, dozens of American colleges and universities are investigating their historic ties to the slave trade and debating how to atone. An encore presentation from APM Reports.