Virtual Symposium (2022)

On April 5–7, 2022, CIC hosted a virtual symposium on the Legacies of Slavery: Past, Present & Future. The opening panel featured three leading scholars of race and slavery in the public culture of the United States: historian David Blight (Yale University), historian Edward Ayers (president emeritus of the University of Richmond), and legal scholar Elizabeth Hinton (Yale Law School). Other sessions highlighted activities at CIC member institutions to reckon with slavery through teaching, research, and community engagement. The closing session explored the challenge of teaching about slavery and race relations in the face of public resistance and featured Kevin Gannon (Grand View University) and Sonya Douglass Horsford (Teachers College, Columbia University).

Session Slides

  • Opening Panel: “Legacies of Slavery: Past, Present & Future” — Slides
  • Reckoning Session #1: “Places and Memories” — Slides
  • Reckoning Session #2: “Classrooms and Communities” — Slides
  • Reckoning Session #3: “Voices of Change and Community” — Slides
  • Closing Panel: “Teaching the Legacies of Slavery in the Face of Resistance” — Slides

Session Recordings