All events marked ** are in the Mary Sue Cushman Room, Bairnwick Women’s Center, 114 Mississippi Avenue

Thursday, October 6th

McGriff Alumni House, 120 Georgia Avenue

Presentation by Dr. Karen Cox, University of North Carolina Charlotte

Convocation Hall, 735 University Avenue

Attend virtually via Zoom:


Friday, October 7th 

Presentation by Dr. Alicia Odewale, Tulsa University

Roundtable on community history featuring Dr. Tiffany Momon, Sewanee: University of the South; Ms. LaNetra McLemore and Mr. Antoine Smith of the Asia School Restoration Project

Harris Commons, Spencer Hall

Presentation and discussion featuring Dr. Jody Allen, Assistant Professor of History and Director of the Lemon Project: A Journey of Reconciliation, William and Mary; Dr. Fanchon Glover, Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Co-Chair of the memorial building committee; Mr. Burchell F. Pinnock, FAIA, Architect, Principal and Chairman of the Board, Baskervil Architectural and Engineering Firm

Presentation by Mr. John Jeremiah Sullivan

Optional tour of Roberson Project Black Heritage initiative 

Meet at University Cemetery, corner of Georgia Avenue and Kennerly Road. Transportation available.

A work in progress, featuring artists Vesna Pavlovic, Mélisande Short-Colomb, Marlos E’van, Courtney Adair Johnson, musician/artist Rod McGaha, and contributions of Mr. James Toles

Guerry Auditorium, 68 Georgia Avenue

Convocation Hall, 735 University Avenue


Saturday, October 8th

Facilitated by Dr. Mark Hopwood and Dr. Anthony Donaldson, Sewanee: The University of the South

A conversation about the digital projects On These Grounds and Locating Slavery’s Legacies, featuring Dr. Sharon Leon, Michigan State University and Omeka; Dr. Woody Register and Dr. Tiffany Momon, Sewanee: The University of the South

Presentation by Dr. Connor Williams, Lead Historian for the “Naming Commission” of the United States Congress

Depart from parking lot of Cushman Room; Transportation to Tracy City, TN (12 miles from Sewanee) available

Preregistration required via this form

Have Questions? Contact Kathleen Solomon (Program Manager, Legacies of American Slavery Initiative) 

The Memory Works Symposium is sponsored by the Roberson Project on Slavery, Race, and Reconciliation at the University of the South, and in its role as one of seven Regional Collaboration Partners in the Legacies of American Slavery Network, a multiyear program under the direction of the Council of Independent Colleges and the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University’s Macmillan Center. The symposium is made possible through the generous support of the Mellon Foundation. Additional support comes from the Center for Southern Studies at the University of the South.