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Goucher Project to Tackle History of Slaves on Campus Land

The Daily Record

October 21, 2019

 

Goucher College Wednesday launched an effort to recognize and study the history of slavery on lands where the college now sits, including the removal of racist language from the university’s original deed for the land.

With its Hallowed Ground Project, Goucher joins a number of universities grappling with histories that include slavery and racism.

“Social justice is a pillar of the Goucher community,” Kent Devereaux, the college’s president, said in a statement. “The symbolic public step of amending our original land deed will live in the historical record and reflects our community’s values. However, we didn’t want our commitment to stop there. We see it as an institutional priority to better understand and recognize the history of slavery on the 287 acres the college now resides upon.”

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