Brad Schrade

Brad Schrade is a Pulitzer-prize winning reporter for the AJC and a member of the AJC's watchdog team. Email him at bschrade@ajc.com.

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America’s oldest women’s college with no history to tell? Wesleyan College scrubs website amid criticism of racist past
 Wesleyan College in Macon is the oldest chartered school for women in America and pride in this history is critical to the
            story the school has told itself for generations. But since revelations of it links to the Ku Klux Klan and decades of racist initiation rituals came to light 
            in an AJC article last month, school...

Posted: 9 days ago

Wesleyan College in Macon is the oldest chartered school for women in America and pride in this history is critical to the story the school has told itself for generations. But since revelations of it links to the Ku Klux Klan and decades of racist initiation rituals came to light in an AJC article last month, school...
New Youtube video draws attention to Caroline Small police shooting
 The Caroline Small police shooting case in south Georgia is drawing fresh attention and outrage thanks to a new Youtube video
            about the case. Just months after
             Small’s family appeared out of options and suspended its effort to have the fatal shooting case reopened, Youtube video entrepreneur John Lordan has...

Posted: 9 days ago

The Caroline Small police shooting case in south Georgia is drawing fresh attention and outrage thanks to a new Youtube video about the case. Just months after Small’s family appeared out of options and suspended its effort to have the fatal shooting case reopened, Youtube video entrepreneur John Lordan has...
Georgia women’s college with links to Klan: ‘It’s time we admit and accept our failures.’
 Wesleyan College’s incoming President Vivia Fowler personally apologized for the school’s racist past in a video shared via email with alumnae Monday, acknowledging that leaders have ignored the school’s disturbing history for too long and that “it’s time we admit and accept our failures.” Fowler&rsquo...

4:00 PM Monday, Jun. 26, 2017

Wesleyan College’s incoming President Vivia Fowler personally apologized for the school’s racist past in a video shared via email with alumnae Monday, acknowledging that leaders have ignored the school’s disturbing history for too long and that “it’s time we admit and accept our failures.” Fowler&rsquo...
Georgia women’s college trying to atone for Ku Klux Klan legacy
 Like other first year students corralled in Wesleyan College’s auditorium in Macon, Georgia, Dana Amihere didn’t know what to make of the spectacle unfolding on stage. It was fall 2006 and the freshman had been awakened in the dead of night. A group of sophomores stood on stage yelling, screaming and cheering as part of a hazing...

7:30 PM Sunday, Jun. 25, 2017

Like other first year students corralled in Wesleyan College’s auditorium in Macon, Georgia, Dana Amihere didn’t know what to make of the spectacle unfolding on stage. It was fall 2006 and the freshman had been awakened in the dead of night. A group of sophomores stood on stage yelling, screaming and cheering as part of a hazing...
Ga. college linked to Klan rituals apologizes for ‘pain’ of its history
 Acknowledging the ‘sin of slavery,’ a women’s college in Macon today apologized for the pain caused by racist rituals that became incorporated into the school’s social life. “Our history includes parts that are deeply troubling, and we are not proud of them,” read the statement, which was posted on...

4:13 PM Thursday, Jun. 22, 2017

Acknowledging the ‘sin of slavery,’ a women’s college in Macon today apologized for the pain caused by racist rituals that became incorporated into the school’s social life. “Our history includes parts that are deeply troubling, and we are not proud of them,” read the statement, which was posted on...
Macon women’s college seeks to atone for Ku Klux Klan’s legacy
 Like other first year students corralled in Wesleyan College’s auditorium in Macon, Dana Amihere didn’t know what to make of the spectacle unfolding on stage. It was fall 2006 and the freshman had been awakened in the dead of night. A group of sophomores stood on stage yelling, screaming and cheering as part of a hazing ritual...

4:00 AM Thursday, Jun. 22, 2017

Like other first year students corralled in Wesleyan College’s auditorium in Macon, Dana Amihere didn’t know what to make of the spectacle unfolding on stage. It was fall 2006 and the freshman had been awakened in the dead of night. A group of sophomores stood on stage yelling, screaming and cheering as part of a hazing ritual...
Colleges seek to confront legacy of racism
 Brown University in Providence, R.I., became the first college to acknowledge it links to slavery in 2003. In 2011, Emory University’s trustees acknowledged connections to slavery and expressed regret for “this undeniable wrong.” They also expressed regret for decades of delay in acknowledging slavery’s harmful legacy...

4:00 AM Thursday, Jun. 22, 2017

Brown University in Providence, R.I., became the first college to acknowledge it links to slavery in 2003. In 2011, Emory University’s trustees acknowledged connections to slavery and expressed regret for “this undeniable wrong.” They also expressed regret for decades of delay in acknowledging slavery’s harmful legacy...
Troubled cops find second chances in Georgia schools
 School police officer Warren Favors punched a 15-year-old student after the teen called him “play-play cop” and threatened him in a hallway. The incident was captured on video that shows Favors tackling the student from behind after the taunts. “I’m tired of you threatening me [expletive],” Favors told the student...

12:25 AM Monday, May. 22, 2017

School police officer Warren Favors punched a 15-year-old student after the teen called him “play-play cop” and threatened him in a hallway. The incident was captured on video that shows Favors tackling the student from behind after the taunts. “I’m tired of you threatening me [expletive],” Favors told the student...
Troubled cops land jobs in Georgia schools
 A high school cop lost his job in DeKalb County schools after witnesses said he punched a fellow school employee in the face during an arrest. A state trooper was forced out of the Georgia State Patrol in 2010 for tasing a handcuffed 51-year old woman in the neck and lying about the incident. A college officer resigned from the Augusta University...

10:00 AM Monday, May. 22, 2017

A high school cop lost his job in DeKalb County schools after witnesses said he punched a fellow school employee in the face during an arrest. A state trooper was forced out of the Georgia State Patrol in 2010 for tasing a handcuffed 51-year old woman in the neck and lying about the incident. A college officer resigned from the Augusta University...