“Faithful and Valuable”: Slavery at Hampden-Sydney College, the University of Virginia, and the Hollins Institute” in Oast, Jennifer, Institutional Slavery : Slaveholding Churches, Schools, Colleges, and Businesses in Virginia, 1680-1860. Cambridge University Press, 2016. (E-book available with Hollins University login)


Universities and Renaming: Processes and Policies

Renaming: Process

U-M defines principles, process for building renaming requests (University of Michigan)

Decision on the Name of Calhoun College (Yale)

W&M working group to address building names at the university (William & Mary)

Georgetown to Rename Building for Isaac Hawkins, One of 272 Enslaved in 1838 Sale (Georgetown)

Update on Building Names (JMU)

Naming or Renaming University Buildings Spaces, Programs and Positions (Brown University)


Renaming: Final Reports

Report from The Task Force on the Gish Film Theater (Bowling Green State University)

Report of the Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming (Yale)

Principles and Procedures for Renaming Buildings and Other Features at Stanford University (Stanford)

Report of the Task Force on Building Names and Institutional History (University of Minnesota)


Renaming: Scholarly Articles

Brasher J., Alderman D.H.,  Inwood J. F. J (2017). Applying Critical Race and Memory Studies to University Place Naming Controversies: Toward a Responsible Landscape Policy. Papers in Applied Geography. DOI: 10.1080/23754931.2017.1369892


Universities and Slavery

Universities Studying Slavery.

African-American Heritage at Sweet Briar.

African Americans at Washington & Lee.

The Lemon Project – College of William & Mary.

Slavery at South Carolina College – University of South Carolina.

Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation – Georgetown University.

Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice – Brown University.



“Recognizing slavery at Harvard” by Drew G. Faust. The Harvard Crimson, March 2016.

“Georgetown University plans steps to atone for its past” by Rachel L. Swarns. The New York Times, September 2016.

“Georgetown plans to apologize for its role in slavery” by Nick Anderson and Susan Svrluga. The Washington Post, September 2016.



“A difficult, yet undeniable history.” Washington & Lee University.

“Report for Salem Academy and College: A Study of the School’s Education of Female Slaves and its Involvement with Slavery.” Salem Academy and College.

“Report of Commission On Memorials.” Brown University.

“Roots, restoration, remembrances: Sweet Briar cabin.” Tusculum Institute at Sweet Briar College.



Slavery and Its Legacies at Emory University: Reflections on History and Accountability.