David Blight will take part in “Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts: An Institute for Faculty and Administrators at Independent Colleges and Universities” hosted by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Atlanta, GA, June 2-5, 2018. David Blight, along with Vivia A. Fowler, President, Wesleyan College; Jeffrey Makala, University Archivist, Furman University; and Julian M. Hayter, Associate Professor of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond, will participate in a panel entitled “Confronting Difficult Histories on Campus” in the Grand Ballroom of the Georgian Terrace Hotel in Atlanta, GA on June 4th at 10:45am.
A good deal of recent scholarship has recovered the histories of slavery, racism, and exclusion in American higher education. This session will begin with a presentation on historical memory and the selective commemoration of the past, then focus on case studies from three campuses that are confronting their own difficult histories.
For more information: https://www.cic.edu/p/2019-diversity-institute/Documents/2019-Diversity-Institute-Agenda.pdf