Tennessean: School group founded by slavery 'defender'

Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Jeff Yarbro expressed concerns about legislation to give accreditation authority to a private school founder who defended slavery.

State legislators discussed the bill on the Senate floor Monday. Sen. Jeff Yarbro, D-Nashville, said he was concerned about Wilson. Yarbro said Wilson co-authored a paper that said slavery existed in the South based upon mutual affection and confidence.

"I am a little worried ... that we are giving accreditation authority to the sort of the extreme of the extreme in this instance," Yarbro said.

MORE: http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2016/02/23/democratic-leader-school-group-founded-slavery-defender/80811892/

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