Staff and Students Attend Symposium

Staff and students participated in the “Universities, Slavery, Public Memory, and the Built Landscape” symposium hosted by the University of Virginia and the Slave Dwelling Project in Charlottesville, Virginia, last week. Graduate research assistant Tiffany Momon presented her paper titled “The Black Majority: The Act of Claiming Black Academic Spaces Through the Transformation of Slaveholder Residences,” and graduate research assistant Victoria Hensley presented her study titled “These Enslaving Walls: Slavery and the University of North Carolina.” Center director Van West, MTSU archivist Donna Baker, and MTSU alumnus Rachael Finch also presented papers.

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