University does not forget the past of the institution.

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There is a university in the United States decided to investigate his own past, to do something different in this.

We speak of Georgetown University, who in 1838 sold 272 slaves who were owned by the institution.

At the time, the money earned from the sale of human beings allowed the university to pay its debts. Now, the university had a way to make a difference in response to their own past.

It tells the BBC that was created in 2015 a group in order to make the genealogy of then sold slaves.

The University has already known of the changes. One of the buildings, for example, will now be called Isaac Hall, in honor of the slave whose name comes first in the sales documents.

In addition to the assumption of having spaces in the university to change its name in tribute to former slaves, no public apologies.

But the most significant in the case of a university with the name and usually difficult in terms of access, are the advantages to descendants of slaves. All so that the younger generations can live a totally different experience slavery enrichment of life that their ancestors were convicted.

All so that the younger generations can live a totally different experience slavery enrichment of life that their ancestors were convicted.

 

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