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. 

Washington and Lee Recognizes its Ties to Slavery

Brick 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 Forgotton History

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

This Video from the Wall Street Journal complements the story about changing Harvard Law School's crest. 

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 

A new building, a new name.