Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Declines Call to Pay Reparations to a Local HBCU


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The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, has refused a call from a group of local clergy to pay reparations to Simmons College, a local historically Black college. The call for reparations was made due to the seminary’s historic ties to slavery and racism. In December, faculty produced a report commissioned by the seminary’s president Al Mohler which recounted the institution’s history of slavery and racism. The report found that the seminary’s founders owned slaves in the 19th century and later, seminary faculty defended racial segregation in...