Colleges and Universities are investigating their connections to slavery. Zoom lecture by Dr. Evelyn McDowell
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There is a reckoning happening at Universities within the state and across the nation. Colleges and Universities are investigating their connections to slavery. Rider University is no exception. Benjamin Van Cleve was a Revolutionary War hero and noted member of New Jersey’s Legislature. A building on Rider’s campus is named for him and the land belonged to him. Van Cleve was also an enslaver. Dr. Evelyn McDowell, Rider faculty member, a descendant of over 38 people enslaved in the United States and a Revolutionary War patriot of European descent, is co-chair of the Task Force studying the history of slavery at the University. She will talk about her unique perspective and how reconciling with this history, on a much wider scale can be a major step forward for our nation. Zoom BCHS Lecture by reservation.
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