News about the Lemon Project

August 2018 | Lemon Project Director Jody Allen interviewed on local news stations about the memorial to those enslaved by W&M.

Watch the ABC 13 News Now segment and check out the WAVY 10 segment.

August 27, 2018 |  William & Mary invites submissions for a design concept for a memorial to the men, women and children whose labor and lives William & Mary held in bondage from its founding until the Civil War.

View the Provost's message, the Call for Submissions, The Washington Post article, and The Hill article.

July 5, 2018 | W&M to mark site of 18th century school for black children.
View the WM News article on the Bray school marker.
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April 20, 2018 | W&M Board of Visitors acknowledges that William & Mary enslaved people, exploited them and their labor, and perpetuated the legacies of racial discrimination.

View the Board of Visitors Resolution, Richmond Times-Dispatch article, and Insight into Diversity article.

April 20, 2018 | W&M dedicates plaque in honor of African-Americans
Read the W&M News article about this important event.
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March 2018 | Lemon Project & 50-Year Commemoration Symposium: Building on the Legacy
Read the W&M News article about our March 2018 symposium!
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October 18, 2016 | W&M dedicates first buildings named for people of color.
Check out the W&M News article on the dedication of Lemon and Hardy halls!
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April 2014 | Receive a Grant to Develop a Lemon Project Summer Course!

Download the application to read the details for the development of a summer course related to the Lemon Project. For W&M faculty only. 

March 17, 2014 | W&M's Lemon Project continues its discussion about College's past
View the W&M News Article by Erin Zagursky about our Spring 2014 symposium.
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January 2014 | Can You Slam? Looking for Slam Poets/Spoken Word Artists

The March, 14-15, 2014 Symposium "Aspiring for Change: Representations of the African American Experience" will open with a slam poetry session. Read more details! (.pdf) 

October 2013 | Spring Symposium Call For Papers now Available

March, 14-15, 2014 Symposium "Aspiring for Change: Representations of the African American Experience"

August 2012 | W&M Helps Sponsor "Making of America" Conference

Conference tackles important questions. Among them, "When did we become Americans?"

July 2012 | Search for the Bray School Continues

Artifacts surface that may be evidence of the Bray School.

June 2012 | Looking for the Bray School

William & Mary and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation team up to unearth evidence of the Bray School.

May 2012 | "Donning of the Kente" Ceremony

More than 40 William & Mary students participated in the College's inaugural "Donning of the Kente" ceremony at graduation.

March 2012 | Lemon Project Symposium

Read about the success of the Lemon Project's 2nd annual Symposium.

January 2012 | Professor Meyers Uncovers New Details about W&M's Past

Professor Terry Meyes discovers what may be the earliest building dedicated to educating black students.

November 2011 | W&M's First African American Residential Students

Read Ameya Jammi's ('12) article about the College's first three African American residential students and their return for Homecoming weekend.  The students provided valuable insights and memories into their years at W&M.

Lemon symposium 'a day of learning from each other'

Approximately 100 people gathered at the Bruton Heights School on March 19 to share knowledge, research findings and personal experiences during the Lemon Project’s Spring Symposium.

Lemon Project symposium set for March 19

The Lemon Project at the College of William and Mary will host its 2011 spring symposium on March 19 at The Bruton Heights School in Williamsburg, Va.

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W&M's Terry Meyers featured in Post, Chronicle

Research by English Professor Terry Meyers regarding the 18th Century Bray School and its possible connection to a College building located on the edge of campus.

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W&M names co-chairs for Lemon Project

Two William & Mary faculty members will lead the multiyear effort to better understand the role of race in the College's history, including its connections to slavery, Provost Michael R. Halleran announced recently.

BOV resolution on the 'Lemon Project'

The following is a resolution that was passed by William & Mary's Board of Visitors in April 2009 concerning the "Lemon Project."