Slavery and the University – Atlanta, GA

Emory University‘s Transforming Community Project presents Slavery and the University: History and Legacies Feb. 3-6, 2011.

The impact of the African slave trade and the enslavement of people of African descent in institutions of higher education in the Atlantic World has been largely unexamined until recently. With an increasing sense of urgency, scholars, students, staff, and community partners have begun to explore these complex histories both within and outside the walls of academe. Such efforts have sought to reconcile a more accurate understanding of the past with current goals for institutional and community diversity and equity. This conference—the first of its kind—brings together scholars, community partners, staff, administrators, and students for the purpose of sharing research, teaching, and learning across the hierarchies of academic life and beyond.