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St. Mary’s College of Maryland unveils memorial to enslaved people on its campus

The discovery by anthropology professor Julia King and her students came just months after Jordan was informed by the school’s archivist that St. Mary’s College, which was founded in 1840, had once owned enslaved people. The news was heartbreaking, said Jordan, who is Black and has led the college since 2014.

“The history of St. Mary’s College has always been very forward-thinking and relatively progressive and somehow, in my heart of hearts, I had hoped we had no hand in slavery,” Jordan said in an interview Thursday. “When I discovered that, I was sad and depressed.”

After the artifacts, including clay pipes and broken pottery, were uncovered, Jordan said she immediately knew she wanted to do something to honor these individuals whose entire existence had long been covered by dirt and hidden from history’s lens.

She began working with administrators, professors and students as well as residents and government officials

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Maryland college dedicates new memorial in effort to confront legacy of slavery | US news

When Tuajuanda Jordan first saw the newest addition to her college campus – a haunting memorial to enslaved people who lived, labored and died there – she stood and wept.

“So it’s a good thing that there weren’t many people around,” the president of St Mary’s College of Maryland says. “There was a photographer who has a photo of me and she’s behind me and my reflection is coming out of the steel and you can see the anguish on my face. It does its job.”

With the dedication of the Commemorative to Enslaved Peoples of Southern Maryland set for Saturday, one small public liberal arts college will be making a big statement about confronting its physical association with slavery. It will also be throwing down the gauntlet to other educational institutions to grapple with their own uncomfortable legacies.

Founded in 1840, St Mary’s has about 1,500 undergraduates, of whom

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The George Floyd Memorial Foundation and a Texas university have launched an internship program for Black men

The George Floyd Memorial Foundation has teamed up with Texas A&M University-Commerce to launch an internship program for Black male students, the school announced this week.



a person standing in front of a graffiti wall: Visitors pay their respects to George Floyd in front of a mural in Houston, Texas. Texas A&M University-Commerce will begin an internship program in Floyd's name next January.


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Visitors pay their respects to George Floyd in front of a mural in Houston, Texas. Texas A&M University-Commerce will begin an internship program in Floyd’s name next January.

The Be His Legacy Internship Program will begin in January and is available to student members of the African American Male Mentorship Program at A&M-Commerce. According to a release from the school the school, AAMMP “encourages Black male students to actively engage in the university experience, develop leadership skills, and successfully graduate and become future industry leaders.”

The new program gives members additional opportunities for career and personal development, the school says.

“Interns will work on cutting-edge projects with real-world relevance while receiving mentorship from some of the brightest minds in

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Winners and Losers: Election results from the Bellaire, West University Place, Memorial areas

While Presidential results are still being counted nationally, several state and local races that impact the Examiner’s coverage area have been decided.

The Examiner’s area of coverage includes Bellaire, West University Place, Memorial, Spring Branch, The Villages, Heights, and other outlying areas.

On HoustonChronicle.com: 1 proposition passes, 2 fail in Bellaire’s highly contested sidewalk election

Texas remained red for national elections after being considered a battleground state this year with 52.2 percent voting for President Donald Trump. The state also re-elected John Cornyn (R) who ran against Mary (MJ) Hegar (D), with 53.6 percent of the vote.

In one of the more notable elections, Dan Crenshaw (R) was re-elected to the U.S. Congressional District 2 with 56.1 percent of the vote against Sima Ladjevardian (D) and Elliott Robert Scheirman (L). Meanwhile, Lizzie Fletcher hung on to defeat Wesley Hunt in U.S. House District 7 and Lacy Hull won a tight

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Jesus College Cambridge will remove Tobias Rustat memorial over Royal African Company investments

One of the University of Cambridge’s richest colleges is removing the memorial to a 17th benefactor who was involved with the slave trade.

Jesus College, which is worth £344 million, is taking the memorial to Tobias Rustat out of its chapel because it is ‘celebratory’.

Rustat, an advisor to King Charles II, was one of Jesus’ biggest benefactors.

In the 17th-Century he gave the college vast sums of money, and also helped the university buy the first books for its library.

However he was a major investor in slave-trading enterprise the Royal African Company.

The memorial is being removed days after it emerged that a separate statue of Rustat at the university could also be taken down.    

The University of Cambridge’s Jesus College is removing the memorial to 17th benefactor Tobias Rustat, who was involved with the slave trade

Rustat was a major investor in the Royal African Company (RAC)

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Election results from the Bellaire, West University Place, Memorial areas

While Presidential results are still being counted nationally, several state and local races that impact the Examiner’s coverage area have been decided.



a person holding a sign: People walk by campaign signs at the Metropolitan Multi-Services Center, 1475 West Gray St., on Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 in Houston.


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People walk by campaign signs at the Metropolitan Multi-Services Center, 1475 West Gray St., on Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 in Houston.


The Examiner’s area of coverage includes Bellaire, West University Place, Memorial, Spring Branch, The Villages, Heights, and other outlying areas.

Texas remained red for national elections after being considered a battleground state this year with 52.2 percent voting for President Donald Trump. The state also re-elected John Cornyn (R) who ran against Mary (MJ) Hegar (D), with 53.6 percent of the vote.

In one of the more notable elections, Dan Crenshaw (R) was re-elected to the U.S. Congressional District 2 with 56.1 percent

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