W&L’s Rainville Discusses African American Burial Grounds Lynn Rainville will participate in the virtual symposium "Revealing Fayetteville – A New Landscape" on Nov. 2 from noon to 3:30 p.m.
Lynn Rainville, director of institutional history at Washington and Lee University, will participate in the virtual symposium “Revealing Fayetteville – A New Landscape” on Nov. 2 from noon to 3:30 p.m. The symposium is hosted by the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, collaborating with the University of Arkansas Office for Diversity and Inclusion.
The symposium is intended to help the university’s design students and the broader community learn about the history of African American burial grounds and cemeteries established before and after emancipation, explore case studies in university partnership on cemeteries, and understand the practice of landscape architecture in African American memorial landscapes.
The panel will include a question-and-answer session for participants. To register, complete the registration form on Zoom.
Panelists will include W&L’s Rainville; Sharon Killian, an artist who is president of both the Northwest Arkansas African American Heritage Association and Art Ventures North West Arkansas; Katherine Ambroziak, associate professor and associate dean for academic affairs and research in the School of Architecture at The University of Tennessee; and Elizabeth Kennedy, founder and principal at EKLA PLLC in Brooklyn, New York.
Read more about the event here.