Center for Studying Structures of Race

The Center for Studying Structures of Race, based in a renovated slave quarters that adjoins Roanoke College’s campus, invokes the historical significance of the slave quarters as a physical structure, while drawing comparisons to other structures at Roanoke College that are connected to the legacies of slavery and institutional racism.  The center emphasizes the necessity of examining forms of structural racism in local, national, and international contexts.  As such, the center will form a nationally distinctive and intellectually rigorous venue for teaching, research, and community engagement about structural racism.  The Center will expand opportunities for student instruction, open up space for collaborative research projects between faculty and students, and further develop community connections in the Roanoke Valley and the state of Virginia.

Historical and Cultural Virtual Tour Get insight into the Center's studies

As it is with any historic institution, Roanoke College's past is tied to its present and future. Thanks to this new and immersive virtual tour, it's easier than ever to learn about the history and culture of the College. You'll take a journey through nearly 180 years of history, including major events, the evolution of buildings on campus, the artwork we have on campus, how student life has changed over the years, and the groundbreaking research that's leading to important discussions about our past.

"Roanoke College is a treasure, and when you have a treasure, you want to share it with other people," President Michael C. Maxey said about the tour.

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