University of Cincinnati removes name of founder who owned enslaved people

The board of trustees of the University of Cincinnati (UC) voted unanimously on Tuesday to remove any mention of the school’s racist founder, Charles McMicken, from campus.

The decision came after a yearslong process spearheaded by Neville Pinto, the university’s president, to investigate and begin the process of reconciling the school’s relationship with McMicken, a Cincinnati businessman and owner of enslaved people who had at least two children with enslaved women.

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