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Davidson College releases an account of the ties between Maxwell Chambers and the college, and details its work on understanding the college’s history regarding slavery and expanding its commitment to education and reconciliation efforts in the present and future. Learn more.
Davidson College is examining the history of the Beaver Dam plantation house and property in an effort to determine how best to preserve the property and utilize it as an educational site for the college and the public. Learn more.
Davidson College selected artist Hank Willis Thomas to create the sculpture “With These Hands: A Memorial to the Enslaved and Exploited.” He’ll work with the architectural firm Perkins&Will. The bronze sculpture will rest prominently on the campus lawn and be visible from Main Street. Learn more.
Davidson College trustee Cintra Pollack ’99 has pledged her support for a project to commemorate the lives and contributions of enslaved persons whose labor contributed to the growth and development of the college. Five artist teams will present their visions for the public work. Read more.
Dr. Hilary Green is returning to Davidson as the James B. Duke Professor of Africana Studies, a tenured position, in fall 2022.
Davidson College naming policy to guide future decision-making. Learn more.
The Trustees’ Special Committee on Commemoration started with a clear focus: It’s about the people. The committee began with the fundamentals of understanding those whom the college seeks to commemorate – the enslaved persons and others whose labor was exploited for the college.
A special committee of trustees, whose members range from a business owner to a congressional staffer to an advertising executive, was tasked in the fall of 2020 with working toward a college policy on naming and acknowledgment.
Davidson College storytelling initiative invites Black alumni and students to share their stories. The narratives will live in the college's archive and be made available through a website.
Davidson College commits to action toward a just, humane, inclusive community.
Davidson College issued a public apology today for its support of slavery during the college’s first 30 years and its embrace of the racist laws and policies that followed.
Hilary Green, a U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction scholar, will join Davidson College as the second Vann Professor of Ethics in Society for the 2020-21 academic year.