St. Louis Public Radio features student research in Rethinking WashU's Relation to Enslavement

Professor Iver Bernstein and WashU student Nkemjika Emenike speak to Marissane Lewis-Thompson on St. Louis Public Radio about the course Rethinking Wash U's Relationship to Enslavement: Past, Present, and Future, where students' findings are leading the university to reconsider founder William Greenleaf Eliot's portrayal as an abolitionist.

Listen to or read the December 22, 2021 St. Louis Public Radio interview "Washington University has portrayed its co-founder as an abolitionist — he wasn't."

Pictured: William Greenleaf Eliot, 1850 U.S. Census - Slave Schedules, St. Louis 4th Ward; William Greenleaf Eliot, Photograph Courtesy Missouri Historical Society. Photo composite by Ian Lanius. This image is part of "Counter/Narratives: (Re)Presenting Race & Ethnicity," an exhibition at Olin Library from January 18 - July 18, 2022, which examines how counter-narratives emerge through contemporary artwork and critical interpretation of historic objects. Click here to learn more.