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Memorialization in the News

Memorialization in the News

Universities around the country are addressing histories of slavery at their home institutions through the memorialization of the enslaved. For the purposes of inspiration and education, The Lemon Project is tracking these efforts. 

University of Georgia to erect memorial to enslaved people whose remains were found on campus

Slavery and the American University by Alex Carp
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Titus Kaphar/Jack Shainman Gallery, New York/Princeton University Art Museum

Washington and Lee Recognizes its Ties to SlaveryBrick sign with Washington and Lee written on it  

A new plaque has been placed on Washington and Lee's campus to address its connections to slavery.

272 Slaves Were Sold to Save Georgetown. What Does It Owe Their Descendents? statue of founder, John Carroll, at Georgetown

How can elite universities like Georgetown address reparations?

Harvard and Slavery: Seeking a Forgotten HistoryStandard File
Harvard has a website and YouTube page dedicated to addressing the investigations made by Harvard students into the history of slavery at the College. 
Harvard Law to Abandon Crest Linked to Slavery

Shackles and Ivy: The Secret History of How Slavery Helped Build America's Elite Colleges How was slave labor involved in building elite colleges and universities? This article addresses those questions. 
New U.V.A. Residence Hall, Gibbons House, Named for Former Slave Couple Standard File
A new building, a new name.