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Article-a-Day #111: Equal Justice Initiative-Enslaved Black Man Who Escaped University of North Carolina Targeted for Re-Enslavement

For decades, the University of North Carolina had an active slave leasing program, whereby the University “leased” hundreds of enslaved Black people to students for a fee. On November 25, 1829, after a Black man escaped the University grounds and sought his freedom, rewards were issued to effectuate his recapture and re-enslavement on UNC grounds.