Penn & Slavery Project

In 2017, a group of Penn undergraduates founded the Penn & Slavery Project.  Members of the project have investigated Penn’s connections to slavery and scientific racism.  They have also researched the significant contributions of African Americans on campus. The Penn & Slavery Project teaches us that no colony, state, or well-funded university was buffered from slavery’s reach.  Penn’s story is a national story, and one of great importance to our ongoing efforts to come to terms with our nations’s history of slavery.