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Remember with Us Commemoration

Voices of Wake Forest

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contributor
Soares, Joseph
Slavery, Race, and Memory Project (Wake Forest University)
coverage
Winston-Salem (N.C.)
creator
Wake Forest University Department of Sociology
Wake Forest University School of Divinity
Slavery, Race, and Memory Project (Wake Forest University)
date
2019-05-07
2020-05-30
2021-05-07
2020-02-14T15:38:15Z
2020-02-14T15:38:15Z
2020-02-14 (issued)
description
As an outgrowth of the course taught by Dr. Joseph Soares, Sociology 391: Social Memories: Nazi Holocaust and US Civil War, his students focused the university's attention on an important part of Wake Forest University history previously ignored--namely, the selling of enslaved persons (as part of the Blount estate, link: https://wakespace.lib.wfu.edu/handle/10339/93888) on May 7th, 1860 to financially support Wake Forest. The following 2019 and 2020 videos captures students from this course, supported by the Department of Sociology and School of Divinity, who commemorated this part of WFU history.
Since 2021, the event has been coordinated by Wake Forest's Slavery, Race, and Memory Project, in collaboration with Wake Forest students (including the Sociology 391 students), staff, and faculty, as well as other organizations such as Winston-Salem State University. It has also been expanded to honor and remember all enslaved individuals who were sold or worked for the benefit of the institution, either by being hired out or owned by officers of Wake Forest.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the second commemoration was held online on May 30, 2020. The third installment was also held virtually on May 7, 2021.
format
video/mp4
20:41
09:58
37:39
video recordings
Permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/95983
language
English
relation
Special Collections and Archives
Z. Smith Reynolds Library
Wake Forest University
rights
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subject
Commemoration
Slavery--United States
Anniversaries
title
Remember with Us Commemoration
type
Moving Image

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