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Kirt von Daacke

Season 2 – Episode 10
ABC Broadcast in Charlottesville on Sunday, March 12, 2016
WVPT-PBS Broadcast on Thursday, March 16, 2016.

Kirt von Daacke is a Professor of History at the University of Virginia where he Co-Chairs the President’s Commission on Slavery and the University. He joins Coy with this update on the Commission’s progress. Like other colleges, universities and institutions around the country, the University of Virginia is at last embracing the challenge to explore and share the full story of its complicity in the horrors of human slavery in the 19th century. Von Daacke explains how students have led this effort, pushing for a more inclusive and honest narrative of their university’s own story. Expected deliverables over the next few years include much more than new signage, displays and memorials.




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