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October 20, 2021
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS Deadline for submissions: December 15, 2021 Presenters will be notified: January 15, 2022 Guilford College and Wake Forest University, in...
From left: Helen Hagan, George William Stanley Ish, John Edward West Thompson, Charles McLinn, Thomas Nelson Baker, and Jefferson G. Ish Jr.
September 23, 2021
When Newman T. Baker first tried to play the washboard years ago, he had what he describes as an almost out-of-body experience. Though he had never played before, his hands...
September 13, 2021
Many universities are examining their histories and discovering their connections to slave labor and Indigenous dispossession. This symposium will highlight the ongoing...
September 13, 2021
Commissioned by President Peter Salovey, a working group of historians, librarians, student researchers, and community members is conducting a thorough research study of...
June 8, 2021
James Madison University’s Board of Visitors today approved the renaming of three buildings on the campus’s historic Quad for Drs. Joanne V. and Alexander Gabbin; Dr. Sheary...
April 9, 2021
CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) — There are new historical markers on the Carlisle campus of Dickinson College. “It’s called the Dickinson Slavery initiative,” says Matthew Pinsker, who...
March 18, 2021
Distinguished  Professor Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o gives a lecture on Decolonizing the American University as part of the African Writers in Conversation Series.   The event is...
March 15, 2021
In one of the largest efforts by an institution to atone for slavery, a prominent order of Catholic priests has vowed to raise $100 million to benefit the descendants of the...
March 1, 2021
Colleges and universities across the U.S. have been taking a hard look at their ties to slavery. This isn’t an entirely new phenomenon. Back in 2006, Brown University...
January 20, 2021
In the process of reconciling the history of institutional racism, colleges and universities have turned to race-cognizant tours to acknowledge a more truthful and complete...