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The 13th Annual Lemon Project Spring Symposium

At the Root: Exploring Black Life, History, and Culture
March 24-25, 2023

This event will take place both in person and virtually. Registration is free, and breakfast and lunch are provided. All are welcome to attend.

Click here for In-Person Registration

Virtual Registration will be open in mid-February.

Friday, March 24, 2023

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Check-In

Concourse

8:50 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Welcome by Robert Francis Engs Lemon Project Director Jody Allen

Matoaka Woods

8:55 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.

Remarks by Provost Peggy Agouris

Matoaka Woods

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Keynote by Judge John Charles Thomas HON '18

 Matoaka Woods

 

Concurrent panels

 

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

"We've Come This Far by Faith:" A Panel Discussion on Black Church History in Virginia's Historic Triangle

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 

Hampton Plantation, the Lynching of Howard Cooper, and the Freedom Trail: Centering Community and Creating Connections

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Robert F. Smith Explore Your Family History Center Community Curation Presentation

Matoaka Woods

3 concurrent panels

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 pm

Tangled Roots: Braxton Descendants Research Their Past and Discover Intersecting Black and White Family Threads

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 pm

A Game Plan to Set the Record Straight on Black History in America

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 pm

African American Churches, Cemeteries, and the Documentary Records of Black Virginians

3 concurrent panels

3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Where Do We Go From Here?: A generational discussion of The Reservation Experience

3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Making A Living: Memory of Slavery, Community, and Businesses

3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Past Reflection, Forward Progress: Douglass School, Kokomo, Indiana
4:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Break
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The Making of Nine Panel Discussion Matoaka Woods
Saturday, March 25, 2023

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Check-In

Concourse

8:50 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Welcome

Matoaka Woods

 

3 Concurrent Panels

 

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Illuminating the Black Communities Displaced by Colonial Williamsburg: The Case of Nicholson Street

 

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Celebrating Simms, Oral Histories, and Community Storytelling: Toward a Collaborative Practice for Polyvocal Black Historical Recovery

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Listening to the Elders: Family History, Local History, and Personal History

3 Concurrent Panels

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

“Neat in their Cloaths”: Utilizing Material Culture to Expand Black Women’s Narratives

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Maryland and the World: A Roundtable Discussion about Truth and Reconciliation

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Navigating Black Culture Today: Disability, Safe Spaces, Publication Education, and Preservation

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch

Matoaka Woods 

3 Concurrent Panels

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Mending the Fork in the Road at the Forks of Cypress

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Feeding Minds and Souls in Wake Forest, North Carolina

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Honoring Authenticity: An Exploration of Undergraduate Student Research of Campus Iconography

3 Concurrent Panels

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Life in the Reservation Community: Community-University Partnerships for Public Research

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Historic Preservation, Property Rights, and Landscapes

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The Power of Language: Clinical Perspectives of Systemic Narratives

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks 

Matoaka Woods
3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Break

7:00 p.m.

Symposium Closing Event 

 View the call for proposals here

For questions about The Lemon Project Symposium, email Lemon Project Associate Director Sarah Thomas at [[w|lemon]]. 

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