Rider University cites Benjamin Van Cleve’s support for slavery in decision
Rider University in New Jersey has changed the name of its Van Cleve Alumni House to the Alumni House after research into the namesake revealed he owned slaves.
Benjamin Van Cleve was a signer of the U.S. Constitution, a Revolutionary War veteran, and New Jersey statesman.“Van Cleve’s life included fighting for the ideal of liberty while also participating in and championing the cruelty of slavery and the degradation and dehumanization of Black Americans,” President Gregory Dell’Omo and board Chair John Guarino state in a joint letter Oct. 21 announcing […]
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