University of Glasgow, Main Building (Shutterstock).
The University of Glasgow has made a historic step to atone for benefiting from the transatlantic slave trade. The Scottish university signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The University of the West Indies (UWI) in which it committed £20 million ($24 million) as “reparative justice.”
The money will establish the Glasgow-Caribbean Centre for Development Research, which will have bases in Glasgow and the West Indies. The center will host events, fund research work, coordinate academic collaborations, and help raise awareness about the history of slavery and how it impacted different countries.
“This is a historic occasion for both the University of Glasgow and The University of the West Indies,” Dr. David Duncan, chief operating officer and University Secretary, said in a statement. Duncan signed the MOU on behalf of the University of Glasgow at a ceremony held at The UWI’s Mona campus…
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