Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Slavery and Its Legacies at Emory University

The speaker is Dr. Mark Auslander, author of "Dreams Deferred": African Americans in the History of old Emory " in the very recent Emory history, Where Courageous Inquiry Leads: The Emerging Life of Emory University edited by Gary Hauk and Sally Wolff King.

In 2001 Dr. Auslander and his Emory at Oxford class began an exploration of the Oxford Historic Cemetery, burial place of many early Emory leaders, the famous slave "Miss Kitty," as well as other slaves connected with Emory and the local area. The results of this and Dr. Auslander's later research are described by Gary Hauk as "stunning" and they are.

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

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