The Legacy of Slavery At Vanderbilt

The Legacy of Slavery At Vanderbilt

This article was written in collaboration with the Vanderbilt Historical Review. By Avi Mediratta and Sydney Bub In 1933, the United Daughters of the Confederacy donated $50,000 to construct Confederate Memorial Hall on land that would eventually become part of Vanderbilt University. In 2002, Vanderbilt attempted to remove the word “Confederate” from...

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Doomed to Hope: A Professor’s Journey from Damascus to Vanderbilt

Doomed to Hope: A Professor’s Journey from Damascus to Vanderbilt

By Karim Oliver and Charlotte Mellgard This is the first installment of a series on Syrian refugees in Nashville. Professor Issam Eido taught his last class at the University of Damascus in December of 2011. It was the first year of the Syrian revolution. As he completed his final lecture,...

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