A Confession and an Apology at Abilene Christian University (audio)


Royce Money

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In November 1999 Dr. Royce Money, President of Abilene Christian University, made a formal apology on behalf of ACU, its board, administration, faculty and staff, to an assembly at the 50th anniversary celebration of Southwestern Christian College, Terrell, Texas.

He confessed that ACU acted in prejudiced and discriminatory ways toward African-Americans, particularly by denying their admission for almost the first full sixty years of the school's existence.

Money repeated his statement at the annual Bible lectureship at ACU in February, 2000. A recording of Money's presentation at Southwestern Christian College in November 1999 was played at this February 2000 speech, and is included in this audio file.

This digital file was created in 2005 as a project of the ACU Centennial Task Force. Converted to CD by Richard Chastain on 4/21/2005.

The video of the November 1999 statement and apology is available at: https://digitalcommons.acu.edu/historical_audio_video/101

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