Emory to honor disenfranchised populations that contributed to the school's founding
Established in 1836, Emory University has grown into one of the country’s top research and liberal arts institutions with campuses in Atlanta and Newton County.
But in 2019, Emory officials had a look at its own not-too-distant past. Yearbook photos, primarily from the 1960s, depicted white Emory students in blackface.
Claire E. Sterk, who was Emory’s president in 2019, said she “despised what those images represent.” Not long after, a task force was created to honor the untold stories and disenfranchised populations who are a part of the university’s history.
Dr. Anjulet Tucker, the director of presidential initiatives at Emory, joined the Friday edition of “Closer Look with Rose Scott” to discuss the multi-year projects to tell the story of the university’s past.