Southern Seminary trustee board retains names, vacates chair, establishes endowment in response to racial history concerns

October 15, 2020

The board of trustees of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary unanimously voted Oct. 12 not to remove the names of the school’s founders from several campus buildings. But trustees embraced steps to lament the institution’s racial history, vacating an endowed chair named after an especially controversial 19th-century benefactor and providing up to $5 million in …
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