This Day in Jewish History / An Early Donation for Brown University

In 1770, Moses Lindo, a successful Jewish dye expert, donated to the new institution which had pledged access to all students, regardless of religious affiliation.

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On April 17, 1770, South Carolina farmer and trader Moses Lindo wrote to the College of Rhode Island offering his financial support. The willingness of the English-born Lindo to make a donation to a school in...