The Righteous Revulsion Driving the Demands for Racial Change in America
On June 17 I became the 17th Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South, colloquially known as “Sewanee” after its location on the Cumberland Plateau in southeastern Tennessee. I am the first African-American to lead this storied institution, founded by Episcopalian Confederates on the eve of the Civil War. Additionally, I am also one of the few African-Americans to lead a predominately white institution of higher education in the United States.
Originally published: June 19, 2020
Author: Reuben Brigety
Institution: Sewanee: The University of the South
Published by: Time