Harvard Might Change Law School's Seal That's Linked To Slavery
A Harvard Law School committee recommended getting rid of the seal as an official symbol.By Samantha Crook | March 5, 2016
A Harvard Law School committee recommended removing the school's seal as an official symbol because of its ties to slavery.
The seal features the family crest of the Royalls, a family who owned slaves and gave an important endowment to the law school in the late 18th century.
The committee's recommendation comes shortly after Harvard dropped the name "masters" to refer to faculty overseeing residential halls because of the term's association with slave holders.