Reparations: VTS, Slavery & the Jim Crow Era

Click below to read and view the full story by reporter and guest blogger, Rebecca Burnett.

“Virginia Theological Seminary identifies 5 enslaved people in reparations research.”

In 2019, the Virginia Theological Seminary pledged reparations to the descendants of slaves who built buildings on campus and worked on the grounds. VTS has since launched a research effort to identify them. 

NOTE: Rebecca Burnett is an AP nominated multimedia journalist for WDVM 25. For two years, she’s been covering Northern Virginia’s local news from WDVM’s Chantilly bureau. Before graduating from Virginia Tech with a degree in multimedia journalism, she enjoyed an internship in NBC News’ political unit in Washington, D.C. 


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