Battered and Beautiful: Universities’ Legacies with Dr. Brandon Inabinet (CLP Pending)
6:30 p.m., virtual, co-sponsored by SLBC and NAACP.
Within the last decade, colleges and universities across the U.S. have begun paying greater attention to the historical role of slavery at their institutions. Furman began this quest in the Spring of 2017 when the Task Force on Slavery and Justice was commissioned to examine Furman’s historical connections to slavery. Brandon Inabinet, associate professor of communication studies, will discuss the broad movement of universities studying slavery and slavery’s impact on a university’s legacy. Discussion around why universities should acknowledge their history and reconcile with the notion of slavery and their racist history, is integral to paving the way toward more diverse and inclusive campus.