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Welcome. (Whew.)

By Woody Register, Director of the Roberson Project at Sewanee The Locating Slavery’s Legacies development team at Sewanee’s Roberson Project on Slavery, Race, and Reconciliation welcomes you to the new and public online database. Whew. It is hard for us to believe that after nearly two years of work, we… Read More »Welcome. (Whew.)

What if …?

A not-so-short history of the idea behind the Locating Slavery’s Legacies database. How did the Locating Slavery’s Legacies database get started? Prepare yourself for a bit of a long story. The point of origin for the database is easily located. It was in a crowded conference room on the campus… Read More »What if …?

Why I contribute to the LSLdb

By Dan Fountain, Professor of History, Meredith College Meredith College, a liberal arts college for women in Raleigh, North Carolina, implemented an anti-racism initiative in the spring of 2020 that called for us to “work to understand the realities of our history and any linkage to systemic racism.”  I have… Read More »Why I contribute to the LSLdb

Energizing Communication Studies Students to Locate Legacies of Slavery at Furman University

By Nashieli Marcano, PhD, Archivist of Digital Collections, Furman University Over the past few years, Furman has joined the national conversation around the subject of legacies of slavery at our campus institutions. Through the commission of the Task Force on Slavery and Justice in 2018, Furman was able to take… Read More »Energizing Communication Studies Students to Locate Legacies of Slavery at Furman University

How We Built It (Pt. 1)

With the patient help of the team at Omeka and the resourcefulness of our Roberson Project team. By Woody Register, Director of the Roberson Project I am your typical historian trained in the last decades of the twentieth century. I mostly missed the first trains of the information technology revolution.… Read More »How We Built It (Pt. 1)