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William & Mary to Host ASWAD, with Colonial Williamsburg Foundation as a Partner


“The tradition of ASWAD is always to connect academic scholars with local communities,” said Robert Trent Vinson, professor of History and Africana Studies at William & Mary and one of the organizers of the conference. “ASWAD has been all over the world — Ghana, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, New York. ... What makes it distinctive is those local connections it makes. We’re not just talking to each other.”

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