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Universities, Slavery, Public Memory, and the Built Landscape

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OCTOBER 18 - 21, 2017

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In celebration of the Bicentennial of its founding, the University of Virginia and its President’s Commission on Slavery and the University have partnered with the Slave Dwelling Project to host the “Universities, Slavery, Public Memory, & the Built Landscape” symposium. The symposium will consider the history, preservation, and memorialization of sites of enslavement and will highlight the recent work of universities that have begun to grapple with their own histories. Additional partners include: Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity & Equity, the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies, James Madison’s Montpelier, James Monroe’s Highland, the Nau Center for Civil War Studies, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Universities Studying Slavery, and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. For more information in the coming weeks and months, please visit the President’s Commission on Slavery and the University website.