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The University of Ohio will review the legacy of the founder who owns slaves

CINCINNATI (AP) – The University of Cincinnati says it will create a commission to examine the legacy of its slave-owning founder who asked that the school only admits white people.

University president Neville Pinto said in a recent statement to students that the commission "will examine the life and legacy of Charles McMicken and the use of his name at the University of Cincinnati." by the student government that called for the elimination of McMicken's name from the College of Arts and Sciences

McMicken owned slaves. Before his death in 1858, he created a will that reserved funds to create a college for "white boys and girls"

UC already removed McMicken's name from marketing and signage.


Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer,

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