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:
Brown University (Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice)
The Citadel (South Carolina)
College of Charleston
College of William & Mary (Lemon Project)
George Mason University
James Madison University
Norfolk State University
Rutgers University Scarlet & Black Project
Salem Academy and College
Sweet Briar College
University of Bristol (United Kingdom)
University of Cincinnati
University of Glasgow
University of King’s College
University of Mississippi
University of North Carolina
University of Richmond
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
Wesleyan College (Georgia)
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 2018 meeting was held April 12-14, at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. The fall 2017 meeting took place at the University of Virginia October 18-21, 2017 as part of the Universities, Slavery, Public Memory, and the Built Landscape symposium (in partnership with the Slave Dwelling Project).
Tougaloo College will host the fall 2018 meeting in late October–details to follow.