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It was 1828 when James W.C. Pennington escaped slavery in Maryland. He made his way to Yale University, seeking an education. At that time it was illegal in Connecticut to educate black people from other states. But that did not stop Pennington from furthering his education. He went on to become the first black to […]

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Over the past year, Yale University has worked to acknowledge its ties to slavery while […]

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