Statement Over 'Three-Fifths' Creates Full Controversy

NPR | Feb. 23, 2013 8:55 a.m.

Weekend Edition guest host Don Gonyea talks to Leslie Harris, associate professor of history at Emory University, about the controversy triggered by Emory President James Wagner’s praise for the Three-Fifths Compromise of the U.S. Constitution. The notorious measure decreed that slaves were three-fifths of a person.


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