Harvard University

1 Shackles and Ivy: The Secret History of How Slavery Helped Build America’s Elite Colleges

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30 okt. 2013

A new book 10 years in the making examines at how many major U.S. universities — Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Dartmouth Rutgers, Williams, and the University of North Carolina among others — are drenched in the sweat, and sometimes the blood, of Africans brought to the United States as slaves. In “Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery and the Troubled History of America’s Universities,” Massachusetts Institute of Technology American History Professor Craig Steven Wilder reveals how the slave economy and higher education grew up together. “When you think about the colonial world, until the American Revolution, there is only one college in the south, William & Mary … The other eight colleges were all northern schools and they’re actually located in key sites, for the most part, of the merchant economy where the slave traders had come to power and rose as the financial and intellectual backers of new culture of the colonies,” Wilder says.

2 Harvard’s Deep Ties to Slavery: Report Shows It Profited, Then Tried to Erase History of Complicity

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20 jun. 2022

In the final part of our Juneteenth special broadcast, we look at Harvard University’s recent report detailing the school’s extensive ties to slavery and pledged $100 million for a fund for scholars to continue to research the topic. The report documents dozens of prominent people associated with Harvard who enslaved people, including four Harvard presidents. Harvard commissioned the study in 2019 as part of a wave of schools reckoning with their pasts and the ongoing legacy of racial discrimination. “Harvard’s ties to slavery begin with the founding of the institution,” says MIT historian Craig Steven Wilder, author of “Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities.” Wilder says that while this history is not new, Harvard worked for decades to erase its complicity in slavery. “We’re really only beginning to reconcile and to really struggle with the deep ties that this institution has to slavery,” he adds.

3 Harvard’s Legacy of Slavery: New Report Documents How It Profited, Then Tried to Erase That History

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28 apr. 2022

Harvard University released a 134-page report this week that detailed the school’s extensive ties to slavery and pledged $100 million for a fund for scholars to continue to research the topic. The report documents dozens of prominent people associated with Harvard who enslaved people, including four Harvard presidents. Harvard commissioned the study in 2019 as part of a wave of schools reckoning with their pasts and the ongoing legacy of racial discrimination. “Harvard’s ties to slavery begin with the founding of the institution,” says MIT historian Craig Steven Wilder, author of “Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities.” Wilder says that while this history is not new, Harvard worked for decades to erase its complicity in slavery. “We’re really only beginning to reconcile and to really struggle with the deep ties that this institution has to slavery,” he says.
 
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4 HLS in the World | A Conversation with Six Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court

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27 okt. 2017

Six members of the Supreme Court of the United States—all HLS alumni—join Harvard University President Drew Faust and Harvard Law School Dean John F. Manning on Oct. 26 to open Harvard Law School’s bicentennial summit. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. ’79; Associate Justices Anthony M. Kennedy ’61, Stephen G. Breyer ’64, Elena Kagan ’86 and Neil M. Gorsuch ’91; and Associate Justice (retired) David H. Souter ’66 shared memories, advice and more than a few priceless anecdotes. To commemorate Harvard Law School’s 200th anniversary, the law school hosted an extraordinary gathering of global leaders on Oct. 26-27 for HLS in the World, a bicentennial summit designed to address important issues in legal education, the legal profession, law, and society.
 
 

5 “No Atonement, No Repair”: Nikole Hannah-Jones Calls for Slavery Reparations in Speech to U.N.

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20 jun. 2022

In March, the United Nations marked the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of The New York Times’s groundbreaking 1619 Project, addressed the U.N. General Assembly. As part of our Juneteenth special, we air her full address. “It is time for the nations that engaged in and profited from the transatlantic slave trade to do what is right and what is just. It is time for them to make reparations to the descendants of chattel slavery in the Americas,” Hannah-Jones said. “This is our global truth, a truth we as human beings understand with stark clarity: There can be no atonement if there is no repair.”

6 Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities.

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7 apr. 2014

An Address by Craig S. Wilder and Discussion Among Columbia University Professors Ansley T. Erickson, Eric Foner, and Karl Jacoby April 1, 2014

7 Universities and Slavery | 1 of 5 | Keynote || Radcliffe Institute

 

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15 mrt. 2017

WELCOME Lizabeth Cohen, Dean, Radcliffe Institute, and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Harvard University
 

OPENING REMARKS (12:07)
Drew Gilpin Faust, President and Lincoln Professor of History, Harvard University

KEYNOTE (15:51)
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Journalist; National Correspondent, the Atlantic: Author, Between the World and Me (Spiegel & Grau, 2015) and The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood (Spiegel & Grau, 2008)

Conversation between Ta-Nehisi Coates and Drew Gilpin Faust (34:37)

8 Universities and Slavery | 2 of 5 | Slavery and Universities Nationally || Radcliffe Institute

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15 mrt. 2017

SLAVERY AND UNIVERSITIES NATIONALLY
 

James T. Campbell (4:12), Edgar E. Robinson Professor in United States History, Stanford University

Adam Rothman (13:43), Professor of History, Georgetown University

Craig Steven Wilder (23:47), Barton L. Weller Professor of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Moderator: Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University

PANEL DISCUSSION (32:50)

9 Universities and Slavery | 3 of 5 | Poetry Reading || Radcliffe Institute

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15 mrt. 2017

POETRY READING
 

Natasha Trethewey RI ’01 (4:15), Former United States Poet Laureate; Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing, Emory University

Introduced by: Vincent Brown RI ’06, Charles Warren Professor of American History and Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University

10 Universities and Slavery | 4 of 5 | Slavery and Harvard || Radcliffe Institute

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15 mrt. 2017

SLAVERY AND HARVARD
 

Sven Beckert (3:05), Laird Bell Professor of History, Harvard University

Alexandra Rahman ’12 (15:47), Student Contributor, Harvard and Slavery: Seeking a Forgotten History

Daniel R. Coquillette (25:19), J. Donald Monan, S.J. University Professor, Boston College Law School

Julian Bonder (38:54), Principal, Wodiczko + Bonder and Julian Bonder + Associates; Professor of Architecture, Roger Williams University

Moderator: Annette Gordon-Reed RI ’16, Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History, Harvard Law School, and Professor of History, Harvard University

PANEL DISCUSSION (53:20)

11 Universities and Slavery | 5 of 5 | Slavery and Universities Globally || Radcliffe Institute

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15 mrt. 2017

SLAVERY AND UNIVERSITIES GLOBALLY
 

Max Price (5:06), Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town

Christiane Taubira (17:31), Former Minister of Justice (France)

Hilary Beckles (36:55), Vice-Chancellor, University of the West Indies

Moderator: Alejandro de la Fuente (1:09), Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics; Professor of African and African American Studies and of History; Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Harvard University

PANEL DISCUSSION (58:17)

CONCLUDING REMARKS (1:27:09)
Daniel Carpenter, Faculty Director of the Social Sciences Program, Radcliffe Institute; Allie S. Freed Professor of Government, Harvard University

12 Benjamin Madley – An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe

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27 sep. 2017

2017 William Howard and Hazel Butler Peters Lecture Given by UCLA Professor of History, Benjamin Madley for the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University, 21 September 2017.

Benjamin Madley – “An American Genocide” Book Talk

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18 mei 2018

Benjamin Madley, a professor of history at University of California, Los Angeles, spoke to S-CAR students, faculty, and community members about his book, “An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe.”

1 What’s it like inside Harvard University? | Harvard Campus Tour

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Gepubliceerd op 16 jul. 2019

 
Have you ever dreamed of going to Harvard University? This video is the BEST campus tour of Harvard. Let me take you inside the top university of the world!
 

Harvard is the oldest university in US and the best university in the world. Harvard is an Ivy League located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It’s actually within bike-able distance to MIT! The campus of the university is elegant and full of history.

CAMPUS CRAWL is a new series where I take you to tour the top universities around the world. So you can get inspired to apply to Ivy Leagues (or your dream school) and eliminate the fear of going to college. Or just get a wider perspective on elite student life.

To get into Harvard University is insanely difficult, but at least you can now appreciate their campus. It was my childhood to go to Harvard, after touring the whole Harvard campus, I can finally say I went to Harvard!

HARVARD TOUR GUIDE
Harvard Yard (0:28)
Best Picture Spot (1:19)
John Harvard Statue (2:25)
Harvard Memorial Library (3:36)
Science Center (4:55)
Harvard Square (5:26)
Havard Commons Study Area (6:43)
Harvard Lecture Halls (7:41)
Memorial Church (8:47)

2 What MIT Campus Looks Like Inside | MIT Campus Tour

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Gepubliceerd op 12 jun. 2019

 
Finally NOT a horrible MIT Campus Tour! No more shaky cams. Massachusetts Institute of Technology is the best technical university worldwide so it deserves the best-produced video.
 

Campus Crawl is a new series where I take you to tour the top universities around the world. So you can eliminate the fear of going to college and decide where you want to go. Or just get a wider perspective on elite student life.

Many dreams were made and crushed here. To get into MIT Engineering is insanely difficult, but at least you can now appreciate their campus! After touring the whole MIT campus, I fell in love with their technology vibe. Every student I talked to is technically adept. They can build anything they can think of. I love that. Also, the school has all the tech necessarily to support students’ projects. They have limitless room to create.

3 How I Got Into Harvard University – DETAILED AND HONEST GUIDE!


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Gepubliceerd op 19 apr. 2019

 
How I Got Into Harvard – detailed Q&A!! All questions TIMESTAMPS ARE LINKED BELOW ⮯
 

This video will show you how to get into Harvard University – everything you need to know before you apply. Getting accepted into Harvard is different for everyone, but hopefully this video will show you a general Ivey League guideline. It will you the application process, SAT, Harvard App Essay, and other extracurricular activities you need to do.

HOW TO GET INTO HARVARD – QUESTIONS
00:42 Which universities did you get accepted into?
01:12 What were your extracurricular highlights?
02:09 What was your high school GPA?
02:27 How many AP classes did you take?
03:08 When did you start planning to apply to Harvard?
04:10 What was your SAT score?
04:16 **SAT Study Tips**
06:08 Harvard application essay tips?
06:47 What do you think of the Ivey League application advice on YouTube?
07:52 How did you react to your Harvard acceptance letter?
09:21 **The “Harvard Formula”** – 2 step formula for getting into Harvard
11:38 What’s your advice to your high school self?
11:53 What’s your advice to your college self?
**extremely important**

4 Inside the INSANE LIFE of MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology Day In The Life

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Gepubliceerd op 23 jun. 2019

 
Get an exclusive view into the INSANE life a of a MIT student! Ingrid is a senior student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) studying Math.
 
Today Ingrid took me to her Applied Math classes at MIT Sloan – their business school. It was hard. But that’s not surprising because Massachusetts Institute of Technology is recognized as the top ivy league for studying STEM programs. The school is focused around the sciences and technology. You probably have already seen Boston Dynamics Robots! Which are built by MIT students. The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas that will serve the world. Wow.

5 – 11 Harvard Study Tips Guaranteed to Get You Into Ivy League

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Gepubliceerd op 29 jul. 2019

 
Do you know how to study? Here are some effective study tips for final exams guaranteed to get you better grades so you get into Harvard University…or any other Ivy League schools.
 
It’s almost back to school season. It’s time to say bye bye to those summer days and once again remember how to study. I know studying for final exams can be hard. It’s boring. But in high school and college it’s apart of life. So learning effective study tips and study hacks can give you the study motivation you need to succeed. Although these college study tips are not technically “scientifically proven” study hacks, I’ve personally tried them and found them effective. Use these tricks and tricks for your exams…then ace your finals!
 
Study advice is only useful if you apply it. So go study! Start focusing and stop stressing. I’ll see you in Harvard University.

6 Little Girl Drives Her Drunk Dad Home

18 feb. 2020

Kids don’t get enough credit for how impressive they are. That being said, you should never let them anywhere near a steering wheel.
 
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