From our institution’s founding as the State Normal and Industrial School for (white) Women in 1908, to its integration in 1966, and to its official designation as James Madison University in 1977, “Blue Stone Hill” has and continues to be a staging ground for the challenges of diversity and inclusion. Austin Shifflett, MA candidate in English and exhibit curator, will present a gallery talk on the newly installed exhibit “Black and White on Bluestone Hill: JMU’s Racial History in the Archives.” The exhibit, located on the second floor of Carrier Library, gathers together archival materials from JMU Special Collections that confront the painful racism of JMU’s past, as well as the efforts of black and white students, faculty, and administrators to make space for African Americans at JMU.
- Thursday, February 15, 2018
- 4:00pm - 5:00pm
- Special Collections (Carrier Library)