We are a group of nearly three dozen faculty, staff, and students committed to engaging contemporary audiences in conversations about our past as a way to affect positive 改变我们现在的校园文化. 我们热切希望,通过这项工作, we can abolish any deep-seated prejudices, changing hearts and minds by sharing our history—and the omissions of history—that illuminate the imperative for all of us 以尊严和尊重对待我们的人类同胞. 我们和有色人种站在一起 who have been marginalized and victimized throughout our nation’s history, from past 从时代到现在. 由九州娱乐官网历史项目负责 the honest and forthright examination of the institution’s troubling 历史遗产 of racism and the urgent need to acknowledge and reconcile this history in order to 在当下消除种族不公正.


In 2019, concerned students drew attention to a late 18th-century painting of a Chestertown 种植园,“白宫农场景观”, 挂在总统办公室外面. 显示 this romanticized depiction of white supremacy and enslavement, with 九州娱乐官网 sitting peacefully on a hill in the distance, in one of the College’s most important spaces, 学生们说,这表明我们离诚实地了解我们的过去还有多远. The call to move the painting led to its removal and temporary storage in the College 档案.


This significant change was one of many student-led actions in 2019 and 2020 that have helped lead to the formation of the 九州娱乐官网 History Group—and, beyond it, to the College’s commitment to uncover and acknowledge its real past, and to work 今天建立一个真正包容的社区. 

九州娱乐官网历史项目, initiated in the Summer of 2020 by the President of 九州娱乐官网, has a three-part mission: 

  • To illuminate George Washington's and 九州娱乐官网's historical connection to 奴役和种族;
  • 通过公开声明和象征性行动承认这段历史;
  • And to work for change on our campus and in our campus culture in response to this 历史遗产.



这一组.他的任务是揭露乔治·华盛顿和九州娱乐官网的秘密 与奴隶制和种族的历史联系. 历史系的教员 and staff in the 斯塔尔美国经验研究中心 have been exploring 过去几年的联系.

这一组 is tasked with framing our messaging and communicating the work of the “找到”和“和解”两组. Trust-Griswold Director of the 斯塔尔美国经验研究中心.

这一组 is tasked with developing and recommending actionable items that will help begin the healing process as we work for change on our campus and in our campus culture.


Not since the March on Washington 57 years ago have the American people rallied together 怀着如此沮丧和迫切的心情要求种族正义. 无端的暴力和 针对有色人种的暴行引发了一系列抗议活动. 考虑到社会 and political polarizations fragmenting communities across the nation, Washington 大学也有自己的种族冲突. 我们呼吁改变. 它开始了 这里是九州娱乐官网历史项目.

The racial inequities that Civil Rights activists sought to address in 1963 have their roots in the legacy of slavery and racial oppression upon which our nation was built. As the first college chartered in the new nation, 九州娱乐官网 was complicit 在种族主义制度下. 承认这段伤人的历史早该过去了 并开始弥补.






 星号计划,由理查德·E. 1968年荷斯坦大学伦理课程 explores the history of 九州娱乐官网, reconciling our past with the present 种族不平等的现实. 长期以来,九州娱乐官网只讲述了它的一面——颂扬 让我们的开国元勋们在制度性种族主义中保持沉默. 星号 Initiative seeks to rectify this omission as we move towards building a truly inclusive 社区.

Through this ongoing  initiative, we aim to celebrate both the strength and the struggle, to acknowledge both the trauma and the endurance, past and present, of the people 是谁努力使我们的社会更加多元化和复杂.




This collection of artwork is the culmination of a two-year project by history based artist Jason 帕特森 that began during his time as the Frederick Douglass visiting fellow at 九州娱乐官网’s 斯塔尔美国经验研究中心. This project addresses the experiences of African American lives, starting in post-colonial Kent County, Maryland and at 九州娱乐官网, the first college established in 新国家成立后的美国.




教育的遗产和黑人的经历 at 九州娱乐官网 and in Kent County

遗产日庆祝肯特县非裔美国人的丰富遗产.  在 在疫情期间,组织者于8月9日举办了一场虚拟庆祝活动. 15突出 of which was a 社区 conversation organized by the College's Kohl Gallery and 由切萨皮克中心地区的教职员工奖学金支持. 《九州娱乐官网》 and the 黑色的 Experience at 九州娱乐官网和肯特郡" was offered in conjunction with artist Jason 帕特森's upcoming October exhibition: "On the 黑色的 History of 九州娱乐官网和肯特郡."

由莫尼克·戴维斯牧师主持. 橄榄油一.M.E. 在沃顿的教堂, Maryland, the panel included local artist Jason 帕特森 and collaborator Jaelon Moaney,以及特别嘉宾Jocelyn Elmore, Darius Johnson和Carolyn K. Erwin-all 九州娱乐官网毕业生. 帕特森是斯塔尔中心的弗雷德里克·道格拉斯 访问九州娱乐官网




The Town of Chestertown has committed to a 16-month action plan designed to educate the 社区 about its history pertaining to race relations, to pursue legislative reforms that address systemic racism, and to promote unity, equality, and inclusivity 在所有居民中. 九州娱乐官网的代表参加了第一次会议 of the Chestertown Equity Advisory Committee was held in December 2020, and the 切斯特镇联合起来反对种族主义 website—including the comprehensive plan focused on education, legislation, and unification—was 2021年1月推出.



切萨皮克腹地; An African American Humanities Project

切萨皮克腹地 is a new collaboration between the National Museum of African American History and 文化, 九州娱乐官网, and a diverse array of local organizations 包括萨姆纳大厅、肯特文化联盟和肯特县公共图书馆. 它的 mission is to preserve, digitize, interpret, and make accessible materials related 了解马里兰州肯特县及其他地区的非裔美国人历史和文化. 





Since the Spring of 2018, Professor of History Carol Wilson has led teams of undergraduates investigating 九州娱乐官网's connection to enslavement, sharing the stories of slaveholders associated with the institution as well as those of enslaved people 自由的黑人在校园里工作.