On Slavery and William and Mary

Terry Meyers's picture

1) Several of my research reports on slavery at the College have recently been made available at
https://www.wm.edu/sites/lemonproject/researchandresources/resourcesandresearch/index.php
(Click on "Resources & Research at the College”)
These include 1) my raw notes from the Faculty Minutes and Bursar’s Books trying to capture in some (sometimes rough) form all the  allusions in each to slavery and the College’s enslaved, and 2) a report drawing on a long-forgotten account book by Thomas Roderick Dew to document the life and burial of “Joe,” an enslaved laborer at W&M.  Dew records a payment for the burial of Joe, possibly off-campus and possibly at a potter’s field in Williamsburg that, I argue, likely existed in the 18th as well as the 19th C

2) I might mention too the publication of my Encyclopedia Virginia article on Slavery at W&M:
https://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Slavery_at_the_College_of_William_and_Mary

3) And also a plaque commemorating a school for enslaved and free black children affiliated with W&M from 1760: https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/historical-marker-for-bray-school-unveiled.php

4) And, finally, note the meeting at W&M in the fall of ASWAD; its

10th biennial conference [is] to be held in Williamsburg, VA (USA), November 5 to 9, 2019 on the campus of the College of William and Mary to discuss, examine, and reflect on the legacies of enslavement and the meaning(s) of freedom for people of African descent nationally and globally on the four hundredth anniversary of the origins of slavery in what became the United States.

http://aswadiaspora.org/conferences/