The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 was deadly but not altogether noteworthy to many Baptists, historians say. Read full piece
A Maryland religious institution has pledged to create a $1 million fund for programs benefitting the Black community in an effort to make reparations for its role in slavery and racial injustice. Read full piece
Four years into an ongoing research effort, officially called the “Slavery, History, Memory, and Reconciliation Project,” about 70 people have been identified so far, who, between 1823 and 1865, were mainly forced to work at St. Louis University, its church, and St. Stanislaus Seminary. Read full
A private eastern Iowa college has announced it will remove a statue of the school’s founder after officials there learned new details about his slave-owning past. Read full piece
On Sept. 1, 1920, a French general, Henri Gouraud, stood on the porch of a Beirut palace surrounded by local politicians and religious leaders and declared the State of Greater Lebanon — the precursor of the modern state of Lebanon. A century later, the mood could
Some Vermont religious leaders are asking the state to confront its role as a location where Black people were once held as slaves and remember those individuals — like Lavinia and Francis Parker, a mother and son enslaved by Ethan Allen’s daughter Lucy Caroline Allen Hitchcock.
A northern Virginia congressman is pursuing legislation to remove Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s name from the official designation at the historic mansion where he lived before the Civil War. The home, overlooks the nation’s capital and is surrounded by Arlington National Cemetery.
Davidson College issued a public apology Wednesday for its support of slavery during the school’s first 30 years and unveiled plans to address a variety of problems ranging from building names to relations with Black people in the local community.
Beth Allison Barr, associate dean in the Baylor Graduate School, writes about a cemetery in Waco, Texas, and the (mis)treatment of Black burials spots compared to White ones like Confederate soldiers. Read full piece