This sparks a torrent of criticism, including from black students who claimed they had been neglected.
Check it out, you will love it! It was published to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of enslaved Africans in the English colonies.
Share A spokesperson for the University of North Carolina Wilmington told Fox News that the event was paid through a 'donor-supported fund managed by the department.
She tweeted on Tuesday a photo of a gift basket in her hotel suite, containing a bottle of Bulleit Bourbon, apples, salted caramel chocolate and a copy of an 1860 book, The American Negro: His History and Literature, written by America's most famous fugitive slaves, Ellen and William Craft.
She said the 'relentless buying, selling, insuring and financing of their bodies' made Wall Street and New York City the financial capital of the world.
I'm really glad it wasn't student fees,' Robinson told Fox.
Others argue the first Africans in Virginia were indentured servants as laws on lifetime slavery didn't appear till 17th century and early 18th century, but worked essentially as slaves.
The series 'reframed' American history to have it start in 1619, when the first slaves from Africa arrived to Virginia, instead of 1776, when the founding fathers declared independence from Britain.