Monday, November 30, 2015

Harvard News: 'Veritas'

Dean Minow
In the face of student protest following an outbreak of racist vandalism on campus, Harvard Law School Dean Martha L. Minow has appointed a committee to consider “whether to continue” —the crest of the former slave-holding Royall family that endowed Harvard’s first law professorship in the 19th century.

The school’s seal, which features three sheaves of wheat under an emblem of “Veritas,” came under attack earlier this year when a group of students, calling themselves “Royall Must Fall,” demanded its removal in light of its connection to slavery.

There is no truth to the rumor that the racist seal will be replaced by one featuring three dollar signs. 

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