"A Vast Slave Society"

Harvard Magazine
Monday, March 6, 2017
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Harvard Magazine features the Radcliffe Institute conference on slavery and its ties to Harvard and other universities. The story shares that "the conversation kept coming back to something that writer Ta-Nehisi Coates had said during the keynote address. 'We talk about enslavement as if it were a bump in the road. And I tell people: it's the road. It's the actual road.' "

Life in Wartime, Etched in Sound

The Harvard Gazette
Monday, March 6, 2017
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"I’ve always felt the best writing on music can set the air vibrating once more, as if the prose has somehow been charged by the energy of the original listening experience," says Radcliffe fellow and Boston Globe critic Jeremy Eichler to the Harvard Gazette

Confronting Academia’s Ties to Slavery

The New York Times
Sunday, March 5, 2017
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The New York Times reports on Radcliffe's "Universities and Slavery: Bound by History" conference, examining a long-neglected topic that has suddenly become urgent.

Conference Encourages Reparations for Harvard's Ties to Slavery

Harvard Crimson
Sunday, March 5, 2017
 A Conversation on Universities and Slavery President Drew G. Faust and Ta-Nehisi Coates, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, talk at the Radcliffe Institute's conference "Universities and Slavery: Bound by History" on Friday morning. EUNICE N. MICHIEKA A Conversation on Universities and Slavery President Drew G. Faust and Ta-Nehisi Coates, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, talk at the Radcliffe Institute's conference "Universities and Slavery: Bound by History" on Friday morning. EUNICE N. MICHIEKA

Harvard Crimson reports that Radcliffe's conference on universities and slavery brought Harvard’s extensive and long-obscured historical connections to slavery into sharp relief, with some participants encouraging the University to consider monetary reparations.

Speak, Memory, or Wassup With Jeremy?

The Boston Musical Intelligencer
Sunday, March 5, 2017
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While the numbers of all those with vital memories of World War II are waning, music survives the passage of time. At Radcliffe’s Knafel Center, Boston Globe chief classical music critic Jeremy Eichler will be speaking on music and the cultural memory of the war and the Holocaust, shares the Boston Musical Intelligencer

Probing How Colleges Benefited From Slavery

The Harvard Gazette
Friday, March 3, 2017
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Harvard President Drew Faust shared the Radcliffe stage with award-winning writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, who delivered the keynote address at the Institute's conference, "Universities and Slavery: Bound by History."

Harvard Confronts its History of Slavery

The Boston Globe
Friday, March 3, 2017

The Boston Globe reports on Radcliffe's "Universities and Slavery" conference and engages Harvard historians to discuss Harvard's historical connections to slavery. 

Harvard Conference on Slavery Bringing Out Ugly Truths

Ebony
Friday, March 3, 2017

Ebony highlights Radcliffe's conference that explores the historical ties between slavery and universities, including Harvard.

Harvard University Confronts Historical Ties to Slavery

CBS News
Friday, March 3, 2017

CBS News highlights Radcliffe's conference where scholars will present research and discuss how colleges have confronted their connections to slavery.

Professors on Committee Examining Slavery Plan Conference

The Harvard Crimson
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Harvard Crimson speaks with Harvard historian and one of "Universities and Slavery" conference organizers Sven Beckert: "We don’t see the conference as the end but as the beginning of what would be a broader conversation."

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