Columbia Residence Halls and Histories of Racism and Enslavement
From the names on the buildings – including enslavers such as John Jay and Samuel Bard – to largely forgotten incidents of racial violence, such as a 1924 cross burning in protest of a Black student resident — Columbia’s residence halls embody complex connections to histories of enslavement and racism.
For nearly a decade, the Columbia and Slavery Project has been researching these stories, and in the coming year, a pilot project is planned for the installation of historical markers in select residence halls on campus to commemorate and discuss these events. Please join students, faculty, and staff involved in this work for a presentation of our latest research findings.
The event will feature short presentations followed by a discussion of proposals and an open invitation for participant feedback.
Please register for this event. Registrants will receive a webinar URL prior to the event.