Illinois State University to Remove Names in Residence Hall That Have Links to SlaveryAugust 2, 2020 | :
by Shailaja Neelakantan
Illinois State University will remove names in a residence hall that have links to slavery.
The university said it will rename floors in its Watterson Towers residence hall, which consists of 10 “houses” named after the first 10 former U.S. secretaries of state. Of those 10, eight actively participated in slavery, the university said.