The Universities Studying Slavery (USS) consortium, created and led by the University of Virginia, currently includes 78 institutions who are committed to research, acknowledgment, and atonement regarding institutional ties to the slave trade, to enslavement on campus or abroad, and to enduring racism in school history and practice. USS hosts semi-annual meetings to discuss strategies, collaborate on research, and learn from one another. The next conference is scheduled to be co-hosted by Guilford College, Greensboro, NC and Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, in Spring 2022.
This webinar will include an update about USS and the 2022 conference planning provided by Professor Smallwood, who serves on the conference planning committee. Institutional project updates for North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Wake Forest University, and the College of William & Mary will follow.
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University: Dr. Arwin Smallwood, Professor and Chair, Department of History and Political Science Universities Studying Slavery Update, including 2022 conference Indian Woods Project Update
Wake Forest University: Kami Chavis, Vice Provost and Professor of Law and Tim Pyatt, ZSR Library Dean/ASERL President-Elect Slavery, Race, and Memory Project Update College of William & Mary: Dr. Jody L. Allen, Professor of History and Robert Francis Engs Director of the Lemon Project
Jay Gaidmore, Marian and Alan McLeod Director of Special Collections Lemon Project Update