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Investigating Slavery with Dr. McDowell

Colleges and Universities are investigating their connections to slavery. Zoom lecture by Dr. Evelyn McDowell

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.

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Colleges and Universities are investigating their connections to slavery. Zoom lecture by Dr. Evelyn McDowell
Colleges and Universities are investigating their connections to slavery. Zoom lecture by Dr. Evelyn McDowell

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Apr 11, 2021, 1:00 PM

Investigating Slavery with Dr. McDowell

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About the Event

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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    Investigating Slavery with Dr. Evelyn McDowell

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