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At Law School, honor for the enslaved

first_imgAs part of Harvard University’s efforts to recognize its early ties to slavery, officials yesterday unveiled a memorial to honor the enslaved people whose work helped found Harvard Law School.Located in the center of the Law School’s plaza, the new stone memorial features a plaque that recognizes “the enslaved whose labor created wealth that made possible the founding of the Harvard Law School,” and urges in response that the School “pursue the highest ideals of law and justice in their memory.”The nation’s oldest professional law school was established in 1817 with a bequest from Isaac Royall Jr., a wealthy man from Medford, Mass., whose family made much of its fortune in the slave trade and on a sugar plantation in Antigua.Last year, the Harvard Corporation approved the removal of the Law School’s shield, which had included three sheaves of wheat, derived directly from the Royall coat of arms.Harvard President Drew Faust unveiled the new memorial with Annette Gordon-Reed, the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History and professor of history, in an evening ceremony that drew 300 people.President Drew Faust and Professor Annette Gordon-Reed unveil the plaque in the center of the Law School plaza. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer“Slavery is an aspect of Harvard’s past that has very rarely been acknowledged,” said Faust, a historian of the Civil War and the American South. “The presence and the contributions of people of African descent at Harvard are stories that have been mostly left untold. We must change that reality.“As we acknowledge here today, Harvard, along with many other institutions in New England, was directly complicit in America’s system of racial bondage from the College’s earliest days in the 17th century until the ending of slavery in Massachusetts in 1783,” Faust said. “Harvard continued to be involved indirectly through extensive financial and other ties to the slaveholding South up to the time of emancipation” in 1863.Faust commended Law School officials for choosing the memorial ceremony to kick off the School’s bicentennial celebrations, and she lauded its commitment to exploring its past.“How fitting that you should begin your bicentennial with this ceremony reminding us that the path toward justice is neither smooth nor straight,” said Faust. “Let us dedicate ourselves to the clear-eyed view of history that will enable us to build a more just future in honor of the stolen lives we memorialize here.”Recognizing the legacy of slavery at the Law School is important for coming to terms with the past and for reminding future lawyers of their duty to make the legal system wiser and fairer, said John F. Manning, the School’s Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and professor of law.“Our School was founded with wealth generated through the profoundly immoral institution of slavery,” said Manning. “We should not hide that fact nor hide from it. We can and should be proud of many things this School has contributed to the world. But to be true to our complicated history, we must also shine a light on what we are not proud of.”Gordon-Reed, who has written extensively about slavery and who drafted the words on the plaque, said the memorial doesn’t contain names because it’s impossible to know the identities of all the Africans the Royalls enslaved in Antigua and Medford, whose work built much of the wealth used to found the Law School.“The words are designed to invoke all of their spirits and bring them into our minds and our memories with the hope that it will spur us to try to bring to the world what was not given to them: the law’s protection and regard, and justice,” she said.“The presence and the contributions of people of African descent at Harvard are stories that have been mostly left untold,” said President Drew Faust. “We must change that reality.” Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff PhotographerResearchers have found Royall family records naming some enslaved men, women, and children on the Medford estate, but most of them are listed without surnames, and some are nearly unknown, inventoried with descriptions such as “Old Negro Man,” “House Peter,” and “Girl, six years of age.”In a touching moment during the ceremony, Janet Halley, the Royall Professor of Law, who has spoken openly about the connections between her chair and slavery, read aloud the names of those enslaved who were found listed in the Royalls’ records.“These names are the tattered, ruined remains, the accidents of recording, and the encrustation of a system that sought to convert human beings into property,” Halley said. “But they’re our tattered, ruined remains.”The memorial dedication followed a talk by Dan Coquillette, the Charles Warren Visiting Professor of American Legal History, whose research in 2000 helped unearth the ties between the School and slavery, and a panel discussion with Gordon-Reed, Halley, Randall Kennedy, the Michael R. Klein Professor of Law, and Bruce Mann, the Carl F. Schipper Jr. Professor of Law.Coquillette co-authored the 2015 book “On the Battlefield of Merit: Harvard Law School, The First Century,” which recounts the School’s early history and traces the life of Isaac Royall Jr.’s father, Isaac Royall Sr., who moved with his family to Massachusetts a year after a 1736 bloody slave revolt on Antigua.For law student Laura Older, the ceremony and the talk underscored Harvard’s willingness to acknowledge and address the injustices of the past.“It’s really lovely to hear them talking about something that is really both important and difficult to talk about,” she said as she lingered near the stone memorial. “But we’re going to talk about it because it needs to be done.”last_img read more

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Owen: Sterling interview a bad idea

first_img In an interview with the BBC – not sanctioned by the club – the 20-year-old denied he was a ”money-grabber” for turning down a reported £100,000-a-week contract and said no amount of money would persuade him to sign a new deal before the summer. With negotiations now on hold until the end of the season, at the request of the player and his agent Aidy Ward, for Sterling to fan the flames came as something of a surprise to the Reds. Press Association Michael Owen has criticised Raheem Sterling’s agent for allowing the Liverpool forward to conduct an interview this week in the midst of frenzied speculation over his future. center_img And former Liverpool striker Owen believes Sterling was on “a hiding to nothing”, being made to talk about the situation. “We saw further evidence that Sterling isn’t a natural in front of the camera,” Owen said on social network Sportlobster. “That’s not a huge issue in itself but it does beg an obvious question: Why on earth did his advisor consent to exposing his client to a situation that he doesn’t feel comfortable in while discussing arguably the hottest current topic in English football? “Unless he was going to announce that he was signing a new contract imminently, he was on a hiding to nothing. “Every Liverpool fan was hanging on his every word and if there were a few willing to sympathise with him a week ago, there won’t be many who do now.” Owen’s comments echoed those of former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher, who labelled the decision to sanction the interview “woefully misjudged” as he reflected on ” another PR disaster for Team Sterling”. “For a 20-year-old and his agent to be taking on Liverpool FC in the public domain is a disgrace,” the 37-year-old said in his Daily Mail column. “I have no issue about players maximising their earning potential but the agenda that is being driven from Sterling’s camp is beyond a joke.” last_img read more

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AS Roma making a Documentary about Edin Dzeko’s Life in Sarajevo

first_imgThe official TV channel of the Italian Roma arrived in Sarajevo where they shot footage and made statements for a documentary about Edin Dzeko in Grbavica stadium.Italian journalist spoke with Amar Osim in Grbavica, who spoke, among other things, about the start of his career as captain of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s national football team, what he saw in him and how he gave him the opportunity to play in a blue jersey.Also, they talked with his first coach Jusuf Sehovic, a teammate from the generation of Dino Muharemovic, a school mate Mirza Trbonja, and all visited his elementary and secondary schools.It is still unknown when the documentary about Edin Dzeko will be released or what the concept of the film itself will be, but it is certainly a joy that the Roma striker is so much appreciated by Roma and that he left such a big mark in the club for four years, which is the main reason these stories, Klix.ba news portal reports.last_img read more

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COVID-19 Deaths Increase to 6 at Ft. Lauderdale Assisted-living Facility

first_imgSix residents of an assisted-living facility in Broward County have died from COVID-19, including three new deaths that were reported Thursday.The death toll at Atria Willow Wood in Fort Lauderdale has been rising since the first resident died there on March 16, and others have tested positive for the disease.At this point, 16 residents have tested positive, including the six victims, according to the company that owns the center on West Commercial Boulevard. Results from two more tests are pending.“Our primary concern right now is supporting our residents and staff and doing everything in our power to keep them safe,” Atria officials said in a statement Thursday. “We will also continue to work with the Department of Health and Agency for Health Care Administration as we monitor and respond to this ever-changing situation.”Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has blamed Willow Wood for the deaths. He says that “construction workers, staff and cooks who were ill were not screened” and allowed to socialize with residents, despite warnings for such facilities earlier this month.The company insists the facility began implementing precautions on March 4 to protect its residents, including screening visitors and workers.Broward County currently has 504 confirmed cases of coronavirus, second only to Miami-Dade throughout the state.last_img read more

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Pattaya Sport Club Golf Schedule – March 16, 2018 – March…

first_imgApple’s IrishGreenwoodGreen ValleyTreasure Hill Mt. Shadow Crystal Bay Khao Kheow Treasure HillSubhapruekCrystal Bay Green Valley Growling Swan Retox Game OnT.Hill/C.BayGreenwoodP..Valley/LakesideSilky Oak/PattaviaG.Valley/PattayaCCWangjuntr/G’woodK.Kheow/Parichat The LinksCrystal Bay. Cafe Kronborg Siam Country I-Rover DATE: Fri16Sat17Sun 18Mon19Tue20Wed21Thu22Fri23 Colin’s GolfCrystal BayGreen ValleyRoyal LakesideBuraphaMt. Shadow Outback Golf BarGreen ValleyKhao Kheow Burapha/PlantationSiam Old Course         Lakeside/WatersideLaem Chabang Green Valley Bunker BoysEastern Star Green ValleyKhao KheowBangpakongSilky Oak Tropical GolfBangpracenter_img Treasure HillKhao KheowGreenwood Greenwood Khao Kheow Pleasant ValleyTreasure Hill Valley View HackersGreen Valley Mt. ShadowGreenwoodPattaya C.C. The Golf ClubPattaya C.C. Le Katai Silky Oak ThePlayers Lounge Sugar ShackPlutaluang Bangpakong Soi Diana Sports Lewiinski’sSiam Old CourseGreen ValleyGreen ValleySiam Old CourseSiam Old Course The Bunker Boys meet at the M-Club off Pattaya 3rd Road for golf outings every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (www.bunkersociety.com). Transportation leaves from Cafe Kronborg on Soi Diana Inn at 8:15 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, (contact Bjarne, tel. 038 423203, 038 423809). Colin’s Bar plays golf Sun/Mon/Wed & Fri (www.colinsbar.com). The Growling Swan plays golf on Monday & Thursday (www.thegrowlingswan.com). Lewiinski’s departs from Soi Pattayaland One (Soi Pattaya 13/3) at 9:00 a.m. on its scheduled days. of  Sunday, Monday, Tuesday/Wednesday and Friday. The Pattaya Links Hotel Golf Society departs from Soi Buakhao on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Call Phil on 0625 933 380 or visit www.thelinkshotelpattaya.com. The Outback Golf Bar is situated 6km from Sukhumvit Rd. along  Siam Country Club Road. Telephone Andre on 092-617-4951 or visit www.outbackgolfbar.asia. The Golf Club is located on Soij LK Metro. Call Phil on 090 769 3778.  Tropical Golf meets at BJ’s Holiday Lodge at 8am on Tuesday’ & Friday. Call Derek on 089 034 0629 Green ValleyGreen ValleyGreen Valleylast_img read more

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Indian Rotarians on pan-Asian trek stop in Pattaya

first_imgFayis Ashraf Ali K.K and Rajith KK arrive after a day’s cycling from Bangkok looking as fresh as ever.The Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya welcomed two Indian Rotarian cyclists who are biking across South and Southeast Asia.Fayis Ashraf Ali K.K. and Rajith KK, both members of the Rotary Club of Calicut Uptown in District 3202 in Kerala arrived at the T5 Hotel on Thappraya Soi 5 Oct. 22 where Past Rotary District 3340 Gov. Pratheep S. Malhotra and Jomtien-Pattaya Rotary Club President Joachim Klemm together with PP Vutikorn Kamolchote, PP Preecha Peethong and Bobby Brooks gave them a hearty welcome.The two adventurous Rotarians attended a meeting of the Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya where they were greeted by President Joachim Klemm and members of the club.In their quest to raise funds for Rotary managed humanitarian projects for the needy, both cyclists pedaled from India to Nepal, and through Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand and headed to Malaysia and Singapore, a journey of 8,500 kilometers.They started the journey on Aug. 8 and arrived in Pattaya 24 days later. The trek is expected to end in Singapore on 21 November 2019.last_img read more

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