About the Lemon Project

This initiative gets its name from Lemon, a man once enslaved by the College. We know very little about Lemon, but in 2009, William & Mary’s Board of Visitors gave his name to a long-term research project “to better understand, chronicle and preserve the history of blacks at the College and in the community and to promote a deeper understanding of the indebtedness of the College to the work and support of its diverse neighbors.”