Wake Forest University

Wake Forest Apologizes For Slavery In University's Past

Feb 21, 2020
NC Department of Cultural Resources

WINSTON-SALEM — The president of Wake Forest University issued a public apology Thursday for the institution's past involvement in slavery.

Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center Main Complex, Charlotte.


Atrium Health and Wake Forest University still are waiting to hear from federal regulators on a proposed partnership that would bring a new four-year medical school -- the city's first -- to Charlotte. 


Local experts have created a new program that helps families of color talk to their children about racism and discrimination.

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Atrium Health and Wake Forest University announced Wednesday that they plan to open a new medical school in Charlotte, the city's first in more than 100 years. 

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Wake Forest University President Nathan Hatch received $4,004,617 in 2015, making him the most highly compensated university president in the country that year. 

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Maya Angelou passed quietly in her home in Winston-Salem on Wednesday. She has a long list of accomplishments: she published seven autobiographies, she won a presidential medal of freedom and three Grammy's and she was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, a Tony and a National Book Award.

She was also a professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University starting in 1982.