W&L’s Lynn Rainville Pens Article in Zócalo Public Square In the article, Rainville discusses how Sweet Briar College remembers the enslaved people and free laborers who built – and are buried beneath – its campus.
Lynn Rainville, director of Institutional History at Washington and Lee University, recently published an article in Zócalo Public Square titled “A College Founded on an Antebellum Plantation Digs Into the Pain of Its Past.”
In the article, Rainville discusses her research into the African and Native American people who helped construct and were interred at what is now Sweet Briar College, and how higher education institutions can use rituals to remember and honor complicated histories.
Read the full piece here.
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