A First Look at the Worst: Slavery and Race Relations at the College of William and Mary

29 Pages Posted: 10 Dec 2007 Last revised: 12 Jun 2013

Terry L. Meyers

College of William and Mary

Abstract

This paper is a short history of slavery and race relations at the College of William and Mary from its founding in 1693 to the current day. It synthesizes information both new and known from a variety of sources; it was drafted as a background paper for a resolution yet to be considered by the Faculty Assembly at William and Mary calling on the Provost to commission a full history of the subject.

Keywords: College of William and Mary, history, slavery, race relations, apology, reparations

Suggested Citation

Meyers, Terry L., A First Look at the Worst: Slavery and Race Relations at the College of William and Mary. William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, 16:4 (2008), 1141-1168.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1068921

Terry L. Meyers (Contact Author)

College of William and Mary ( email )

P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23185
United States

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