Universities Studying Slavery

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)
Clemson University
College of Charleston
College of William & Mary (Lemon Project)
Columbia University
Dalhousie University
Davidson College
Furman University
Georgetown University
George Mason University
Guilford College
Hampden-Sydney College
Hampton University
Hollins University
James Madison University
Longwood University
Morgan State University
Norfolk State University
Roanoke College
Rutgers University Scarlet & Black Project
Saint Louis University
Salem Academy and College
Sweet Briar College

Tougaloo College
University College Cork (Ireland)
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 Tech
Virginia Union University
Virginia University of Lynchburg
Wake Forest University
Washington & Lee University

Wesleyan College (Georgia)
Xavier University

If your institution is interested in joining the conversation, please contact Ashley Schmidt, Ph.D., at aks8rn@virginia.edu.

The Birth of Universities Studying Slavery

April 2016 meeting news

News: Four More Schools Join USS

Fall 2016 Meeting Announcement

Fall 2016 Meeting Schedule Update

Fall 2016 Meeting Recap

Sewanee and Dalhousie Join

Rutgers and Wake Forest Join

The Birth of a Movement

Columbia University Joins

Furman University Joins

Brown University Joins

Wesleyan College (Georgia) Joins

USS Welcomes Davidson College

Universities of Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Hollins University Join

Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia) and Sewanee (The University of The South) Join

George Mason University Joins

The Citadel Joins

UK’s University of Bristol Joins

The University of Richmond Joins

University of Glasgow in Scotland Joins

Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Joins

James Madison University Joins

University of King’s College (Halifax, Nova Scotia) Joins

The College of Charleston Joins

Please welcome the University of Cincinnati

University College Cork (Ireland) Becomes Third European School to Join

North Carolina’s Guilford College Joins

Please Welcome Xavier University (Ohio) to Universities Studying Slavery

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 October 24-26.


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