Descendants of Enslaved Call Out Saint Louis University

February 11, 2024

a panel of experts speaks at the Busch Center of St. Louis University about the amount of wealth owed to the slaves who built the University

ST LOUIS— The Jesuit university is accused of stalling on reparations demands for the slavery it profited from. He wasn’t there, but one couldn’t help but wonder whether Dr. Fred Pestello felt the brickbats hurled his way from Saint Louis University’s Busch Center. His office is just a couple of blocks down the street. Members of Descendants of the Enslaved of SLU, a non-profit with an acronym DSLUE, were accusing the Jesuit university’s president at a spirited press conference and teach-in Thursday, February 8, of slow-walking consideration of their demands for reparations. Read the article written by Richard H. Wiess for the River Front Times by following the link below.

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