PBS NewsHour

Georgetown tries to make amends for profiting from slavery

Clip: 09/01/2016 | 6m 57s

Georgetown University is taking an unprecedented step to respond to and apologize for its ties to slavery. The university will give special preference to applicants who are descendants of Georgetown’s slaves, plans to rename a building in honor of one of the slaves and will create an institute to study slavery. For greater context, Hari Sreenivasan speaks with the MIT’s Craig Steven Wilder.

Aired: 09/01/16

Rating: NR

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