Universities Studying Slavery (USS) is dedicated to organizing multi-institutional collaboration as part of an effort to facilitate mutual support in the pursuit of common goals around the core theme of “Universities Studying Slavery.” USS additionally allows participating institutions to work together as they address both historical and contemporary issues dealing with race and inequality in higher education and in university communities as well as the complicated legacies of slavery in modern American society. USS will host semi-annual meetings to discuss strategies, collaborate on research, and learn from one another.
Current Member Institutions:
Norfolk State University
Rutgers University Scarlet & Black Project
Sweet Briar College
University of Mississippi
University of North Carolina
University of South Carolina
University of the South (Sewanee)
University of Virginia (PCSU)
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Military Institute
Virginia State University
Virginia Union University
Virginia University of Lynchburg
Wake Forest University
Washington & Lee University
If your institution is interested in joining the conversation, please contact President’s Commission on Slavery and the University Co-Chair Kirt von Daacke at email@example.com.
The spring 2017 meeting was held March 29-31, 2017, at Georgetown University. The fall 2017 meeting will take place at the University of Virginia October 18-21, 2017 as part of the Universities, Slavery, Public Memory, and the Built Landscape symposium.