NYC College Creates State’s First Slavery History Database - Higher Education
Higher Education News and Jobs

NYC College Creates State’s First Slavery History Database

by Associated Press

NEW YORK — A City University of New York college says it has compiled the state’s first slavery records index.

The New York Slavery Index , created by students and professors in CUNY’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice, provides records dating from 1525 through the Civil War. WNBC-TV reports the database includes records, documents, narratives and other sources that identify individual enslaved people and their owners.

Karol Mason, the college’s president, says the index will mark a significant contribution to remembering the history of slavery in the United States.

Visitors to the free public database can search 35,000 records related to New York state, including the names of the slave-owning senators and records of people who escaped slavery through the Underground Railroad.

Multiple CUNY Events to Honor Thousands of Student-Veterans in November The City University of New York (CUNY) will recognize more than 300 student-veterans for outstanding academic achievement at an event leading up to Veterans Day, Nov. 11 ­– part of a host of activities planned throughout November by the school to hon...
College Professors Accused of Campus Sex, Drug Ring Authorities are investigating claims that professors at John Jay College of Criminal Justice raped women and tried to coerce prostitution, according to a New York Times report. Most of the accused are professors whose research involved the history...
NYC Men Initiative Diversifies Teacher Workforce A teacher recruitment and retention program under New York City’s Young Men’s Initiative (YMI) is actively working to diversify the teacher workforce to reflect the city’s diverse student population. Launched in January 2015 and backed by a $16-mi...
Professor Who Tweeted About ‘Future Dead Cops’ is Digging In NEW YORK — A professor who tweeted about teaching “future dead cops” at a college of criminal justice says he’ll continue to speak out despite being placed on leave. Michael Isaacson tells the Daily News that he refuses to remain silent amid a “co...
Semantic Tags: