Yes.....Yale University...was founded by an actual slave seller who murdered slaves who did not obey him..... Should we close Yale University, void any and all degrees awarded by the university, and sieze their assets to be given to the descendants of slaves? Elihu Yale - Wikipedia The records of this period mention a flourishing slave trade in Madras, a trade in which Yale participated and from which he profited. He enforced a law that at least ten slaves should be carried on every ship bound for Europe. In his capacity as judge he also on several occasions sentenced so-called "black criminals" to whipping and enslavement. When the demand began to increase rapidly, the English merchants even began to kidnap young children and deport them to distant parts of the world, very much against their will.