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'Let us speak their names and broaden our truth'

On Sunday, Roanoke College paused to honor the memories of enslaved workers. The annual vigil coincides with a larger campus effort to document and memorialize the history of enslaved people in the region. 

Roanoke College receives artists' concepts for memorial to enslaved laborers

The project to build a memorial to enslaved individuals is part of a wider effort to uncover the history of Roanoke College and its surrounding region.

Carry offers context for schools confronting complex past

Higher education administrator and author Ainsley Carry, whose second book tackles the challenge of negotiating memorial disputes on college campuses, spoke at Roanoke College on Wednesday as part of the Memorials, Monuments & Memory Lecture Series.

Center’s work honored with historic preservation award

Roanoke College’s Center for Studying Structures of Race has been recognized for a new walking tour that sheds light on a difficult part of history.

Student researchers contribute to the Genealogy of Slavery

Six students conducted in-depth research to help build a database of information about enslaved people who lived in Southwest Virginia before and during the Civil War.

Roanoke College Receives $1.5M Endowment Gift from Trustee Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo ’78

The generous gift supports the College’s Center for Studying Structures of Race. 

College commemorates Juneteenth

On Friday, Roanoke College commemorated Juneteenth for the third consecutive year.

Gates speaks to students, community about Reconstruction and learning from history

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, one of the nation’s preeminent scholars on race, spoke to about 300 attendees via Zoom on Tuesday night.

Inaugural Virginia Conference on Race brings institutions, students together

The conference was well-attended and sparked important conversations about race and oppression.

Roanoke College honors contributions of enslaved laborers during plaque unveiling ceremony

The plaque dedication is part of a longer research process that is seeking to better understand the history of slavery at Roanoke College.

Bucher pens opinion piece on importance of honoring enslaved laborers

Read Dr. Jesse Bucher's opinion piece on the College's commemoration of the role enslaved persons played in the early days of Roanoke College.

Roanoke College to honor enslaved laborers who helped build early College buildings

At an April 8 ceremony, the College will unveil commemorative plaques on the Administration Building, the oldest and most prominent building on campus.

In Black History Month keynote, Yusef Salaam talks about finding hope in tragedy

One member of the Central Park Five spoke with Roanoke students about criminal justice, his experiences, religion and more.

Roanoke selected as affiliate school in Legacies of American Slavery project

The initiative is designed to help institutions, their students and their communities explore the continuing impact of slavery on American life and culture.

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