"On the Battlefield of Merit"
Sep 13, 2017 by Nathaniel D Kenyon
Coquillette-Kimball book continues to garner appreciation for the unseen hands that built Harvard Law
Two years after the publication of a troubling chronicle of Harvard Law School’s early entanglement with slavery, the discoveries of co-authors BC Law professor Daniel Coquillette (right) and historian Bruce Kimball are still resonating.
The most recent in a series of responses to On the Battlefield of Merit occurred Sept. 5 at the unveiling of a memorial plaque in the Harvard Law plaza. It reads: “In honor of the enslaved whose labor created the wealth that made possible the founding of Harvard Law School, may we pursue the highest ideals of law and justice in their memory.”
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