The Broadview

Visiting author discusses Jefferson, relation to slavery

National Book Award winner author Annette Gordon-Reed speaks to students about the history of Thomas Jefferson and slavery and how this narrative transcends into the present. Students met in smaller discussion groups after listening to the webinar to discuss various aspects of history’s legacy.
Students engaged in a day of dialogue and discussion surrounding works of award-winning author
November 18, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE Pulitzer Prize award winner Annette Gordon-Reed visited campus virtually to deliver a talk on her written works, focusing on Thomas Jefferson’s relationship to slavery. “Institutionally,...

Honoring the oppressed

Descendants of people enslaved by the Society of the Sacred Heart after coming to
North America walk with friends and family from St. Charles Borromeo Church in Grand Coteau, Louisiana
to a nearby cemetery where a new monument honoring those enslaved stands. Brother Frank Authello
Andrus, Jr. led the procession with drumming
Sisters begin reparations with descendants of enslaved people
November 1, 2018
“I realized in the middle of saying those names that these were the first times their names have been spoken in 170 years.”

Cheap fashion enables abuse

Cheap fashion enables abuse
Low-cost clothing promotes mistreatment.
March 15, 2016

As spring magazines highlight the season’s newest trends and hot styles, they often choose to focus on who’s wearing what while glossing over who’s making what. Modern day slaves make up over 30...

Workers often ‘pay the price’ for fast fashion

Workers often 'pay the price' for fast fashion
Low cost clothing is often sourced from sweatshops and child labor.
February 4, 2016

Colorful advertisements reading “Up to 75 percent off select items!” and “Fashion from $5!” cover buses, buildings and billboards in hopes of attracting potential customers, but behind the smiling...

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