College archaeologists partially unearth foundation they say looks to be the remains of “a fairly massive outbuilding” dating to the 18th century near the College's historic Wren Building.
August 2018 | Lemon Project Director Jody Allen interviewed on local news stations about the memorial to those enslaved by W&M.
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.
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.
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.
April 20, 2018 | W&M dedicates plaque in honor of African-AmericansRead the W&M News article about this important event.
March 2018 | Lemon Project & 50-Year Commemoration Symposium: Building on the LegacyRead the W&M News article about our March 2018 symposium!
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!
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 pastView the W&M News Article by Erin Zagursky about our Spring 2014 symposium.
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.
Originally from the Spring 2011 issue of the William & Mary Alumni Magazine.
This exhibit at Swem Library was curated by students from Professor Jody Allen's Lemon Project class "The World of Henry Billups."
William & Mary's Lemon Project was recently lauded by the College's chapter of the NAACP.
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.
An exhibit exploring the history of slavery at William & Mary is now on display at Swem Library.
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.
Terry Meyers finds what may be the oldest existing school for blacks, and W&M's role in why it's in Williamsburg.
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.
William & Mary faculty member Robert Vinson will appear Friday night on WHRO's "Another View" TV talk show to discuss the College's Lemon Project Initiative.
Africana Studies was launched this academic year as a new interdisciplinary program that offers majors and minors as part of an expanded curriculum of Black Studies and African Studies.
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.
William & Mary will explore its own past involvement with slavery and the complexities of race relations from the end of the Civil War to date.
The following is a resolution that was passed by William & Mary's Board of Visitors in April 2009 concerning the "Lemon Project."
After his freshman year at Princeton University, Robert Engs spent the summer working at Colonial Williamsburg, where the mission is "That the future may learn from the past."
Lemon Project Spring Symposium, Spring 2013