Day: September 8, 2020

Sewanee Formally Repudiates “Lost Cause” Doctrine

Sewanee Formally Repudiates “Lost Cause” Doctrine

In an email sent to the Sewanee community earlier today, the Board of Regents at Sewanee announced that it formally repudiates the doctrine of the “lost cause” (the idea that the Confederate cause in the Civil War was just, and which was later used to enforce laws requiring racial segregation in the South).

The University’s history, like America’s history, is a mix of light and shadow. In this long-overdue American moment of confronting systemic racism four centuries after Jamestown, two and […]