What’s in a name? Looking for answers at Calhoun College

Detail of stained-glass window at Calhoun College

At the first Calhoun College reunion in February, alumni debated what would be a meaningful way to make visible the legacy of slavery woven into Yale’s origins, and specifically in “the history and legacy of the name of [John C.] Calhoun,” class of 1804, a US statesman and leading proponent of American slavery, as reported by Carle Bass ’83, ’97MSLJ  in Yale Alumni Magazine.  


Thursday, March 20, 2014