About this session: The University of Maryland has recently established the 1856 Project, joining the Universities Studying Slavery consortium to facilitate collaborative research and academic scholarship. Institutional co-leads Lae’l Hughes-Watkins, University Archivist, and Joni Floyd, Libraries Curator for Maryland and Historical Collections, will discuss how this initiative will create a path toward restorative history, allowing for the institution to engage in the work of moral accountability and reconciliation.

About the series: How do we remember the past? How does our historical record and memory influence us today? This series unpacks stories of Chesapeake history with a focus on what our understanding of the past means for our future.

The 1856 Project: Confronting the Ongoing Legacy of Slavery at the University of Maryland
 Wednesday, March 17, 2pm
Location: Virtual
Cost: $7.50 per session, with a 20% discount for CBMM members

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