Antigua’s Ambassador to America wants Harvard University to Pay for Slave Reparations

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Sir Ronald Sanders said that Harvard University should pay Antigua and Barbuda for slavery reparations:

Ambassador Sir Ronald Sanders of Antigua and Barbuda has called upon Harvard University to pay reparations to his countrymen, “some of whom are descendants of slaves” owned by the Royall family.

Isaac Royall Jr. provided the university with its first law professorship, which eventually led to Harvard Law School.

The Harvard Crimson reports that last week Sanders sent a letter to Harvard President Drew Faust asking the Harvard Corporation to emulate the example set by Georgetown University, and “demonstrate its remorse and its debt to those unnamed slaves from Antigua and Barbuda.”