In 2021, CIC selected seven member institutions to serve as Regional Collaboration Partners—that is, the coordinating hubs for a national network of other colleges, universities, and community partners. The Regional Collaboration Partners play an essential role in shaping and administering the Legacies of American Slavery initiative, using funds provided by CIC. Each Partner is focusing on one or two of the key legacy themes. Another dozen colleges and universities serve as Institutional Affiliates. These institutions have demonstrated a powerful commitment to exploring and reckoning with the effects of slavery on the lives of their institutions, their communities, and the nation as a whole.