In 2009, the Board of Visitors unanimously approved establishing the Lemon Project to chronicle W&M's history with African-Americans and to promote a deeper understanding of its indebtedness to the work of African-Americans. In 2018, the Board extended the Lemon Project as it apologized for W&M's history of owning slaves and racial discrimination.
- W&M board approves principles for naming, renaming campus spaces - September, 2020
- Working group established to develop principles on the naming and renaming of university buildings, spaces and structures - June, 2020
- A Journey of Reconciliation: Apology for W&M's Part in Slavery and Segregation (pdf) - April, 2018
- The Lemon Project: A Journey of Reconciliation - April, 2009