Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Number of pages: 277
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 6 mm
"A sweeping new report reveals ties to slavery and the displacement of the Native Americans at one of the country's top colleges. The findings about 250-year-old Rutgers University were published in a new book, "Scarlet and Black, Volume 1: Slavery and Dispossession in Rutgers History." It details the history of some of the institution's founders, presidents and trustees as slave owners, anti-abolitionists and participants in slave trading. Rutgers is one of several colleges and universities across the country now grappling with their historical ties to slavery, including Georgetown, Yale and Harvard. For more, we speak with Marisa Fuentes, director of research for the team that produced "Scarlet and Black." She is an associate professor of women's and gender studies and history at Rutgers."
View the entire segment aired on Democracy Now! https: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=3l8EAk1sxvQ&feature=share--Democracy Now!
"A number of colleges across the nation are taking steps to confront their own historical ties to racism and slavery, and one of those is Rutgers -- New Jersey's state university. Last week, the school published a book called Scarlet and Black, Volume 1: Slavery and Dispossession in Rutgers History. Among other things, the report details how some of the university's most prominent figures participated in the slave trade, and how Rutgers benefited from the displacement of Native Americans from their lands.
WNYC's David Furst spoke with Rutgers history professor Deborah Gray White, who chairs the Committee on Enslaved and Disenfranchised Populations in Rutgers History, which undertook the work of writing the book."Listen to the entire WNYC report here: http: //www.wnyc.org/story/rutgers-university-recognizes-historical-ties-racism-and-slavery-new-report/
--WNYC-FM (National Public Radio)
According to the Committee's research published in the book Scarlet and Black: Slavery and Disposession in Rutgers History, Sojourner Truth and her parents were owned by Rutgers' first president.--RU-tv Network
"Scarlet and Black features admirably readable prose and a unified tone, which is especially impressive considering that, with one exception, every chapter lists multiple coauthors. Yet, each chapter is distinct and self-contained enough to stand on its own, providing educators at both the high school and college levels with the opportunity to use excerpts to teach often-ignored components of New Jersey's early history."--New Jersey Studies