As part of the University's bicentennial celebration, the President's Commission on Slavery and the University, the Nau Center, and other partners will host a four-day symposium examining slavery's impact on American universities. Titled "Universities, Slavery, Public Memory, & The Built Landscape Symposium," the conference will be held at UVA and run from October 18 to 21.
Managing Director Will Kurtz will take part in the symposium's plenary session as well as several panels. Graduate students Josh Morrison, Brian Neumann, and Stephanie Lawton will take part in a panel titled, "For Friendship, For Freedom, For Union: The JUEL Project and the Students of U.Va." Professor Justene Hill of the Corcoran Department of History at UVA will moderate this event.
The symposium is free and open to the public. We will post more details about times and locations soon.