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Slavery exhibit on display at Swem Library

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    Exhibit  A portion of the exhibit "'Prejudice so prevalent in the present generation': Slavery at the College of William & Mary" at Swem Library  SCRC photo
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An exhibit exploring the history of slavery at William & Mary is now on display at Swem Library.

The exhibit, “‘Prejudice so prevalent in the present generation’: Slavery at the College of William & Mary” is located in the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) lobby and will be on display until September.

Curated by Ben Bromley, public services archives specialist, the display includes essays, College records, faculty and student letters and issues of The Owl, William & Mary’s oldest student newspaper.

The exhibit, which opened March 1, was designed and installed by Bromley, Chandi Singer, Burger Archives assistant; Justin Ferrell '11, SCRC Student Assistant; Hannah Craddock, graduate assistant; and Priscilla Wood, SCRC volunteer.

Images of the exhibit may be viewed on the SCRC Flickr page. For more information about this and other SCRC exhibits, visit