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Confronting SLU’s History With Slavery

Confronting SLU’s History With Slavery

Conor Dorn, Associate News Editor

October 4, 2019

In 2016, SLU joined the Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province (UCS) in launching an initiative to confront a joint history of involvement in the enslavement of African Americans that dates back to the founding of the university.  The initiative, called the Slavery, History, Memory and Reconcil...

The Exorcism that Haunts SLU 70 Years Later

The Exorcism that Haunts SLU 70 Years Later

Caroline Lipski, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

“If this happens to this kid, could it happen to us?" said John Waide, a 40 year historian and SLU alumus as he questioned the phenomenon that took place on SLU’s very own campus in 1949.   Even today, the exorcism of St. Louis is only dared to be whispered in rumor or heresay. Now, o...

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