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Penn and Slavery Project

Founded in 2017, the Penn and Slavery Project researches the University of Pennsylvania's ties to slavery and scientific racism. In doing so, the project hopes to correct false narratives about Penn's history and create increased accountability and change. The message of accountability is not limited to their campus, either; the project emphasizes "that no colony, state, or well-funded university was buffered from slavery's reach." The project is powered by undergraduate student researchers and designers, with support from faculty and fellows. Readers can explore the students' reports by semester (Fall 2017-Spring 2019) on the Student Reports page. Users can also explore the research by topic ("slave ownership," "finances," "medical school," and "campus"). The project also acknowledges gaps in research. For example, the contributors note that "while the archives provide ample information about powerful white men who helped create the university, the information about the lived experience of enslaved people is much harder to find." For more information about the project and its impact, readers may want to explore the relevant news stories catalogued on the About page.
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2021-02-19
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