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Lecture:“Slaves and Slavery in the Academical Village” by Professor Kirt Von Daacke

The Colonnade Club was honored to host guest lecturer Dr. Kirt von Daacke, co-chair of the UVA President’s Commission on Slavery and the University, as well as published author of Freedom Has a Face: Race, Identity, and Community in Jefferson’s Albemarle. Dr. von Daacke’s research centers upon social constructions of race, community social hierarchies, and identity in eighteenth and nineteenth century America. His lecture covered the complex racial dynamics that were in play during the earliest years of the University.

You can find more information on the President’s Commision on Slavery on their website. A Visitor’s Guide on slavery at the university can be found here.

SE Schmidtpast