400 Years of Black Giving

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Tyrone Freeman, Assistant Professor of Philanthropic Studies, Director of Undergraduate Programs, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University, describes the rich, underappreciated history of African American philanthropy that began soon after the first enslaved Africans disembarked in Virginia in 1619. Robert F. Smith’s payment of student loan debt for the graduates of Morehouse College is an extension of that heritage.