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Revisiting history: students travel to slave plantation

Former President of the Woodville Plantation Preservation, Rob Windhorst, educates the History of Black Pittsburgh class about the Neville House and its residents. (Photo by Issi Glatts | Staff Photographer)

By Sid Lingala | For The Pitt News

September 28, 2017

According to Rob Windhorst, the colonial kitchen at the Woodville Plantation was “one of the most disgusting” locations in the house. Windhorst, a tour guide at the restored plantation, said the head chef was a slave who was expected to work long hours in the cramped space, cook large meals for...

Eradicating racism is about responsibility, not statues

(Illustration by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor)

By Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor

September 5, 2017

With racial violence gripping Charlottesville, Virginia, last month, the nation’s moral conscience was transfixed. The full scale of hatred on display from white supremacists and neo-Nazis was enough to persuade communities across the country to reconsider the continuing public position of racially i...

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