The original purpose of this grant was to support student travel to Barbados and a class field trip to Latta Plantation. While in Barbados, students visited several historical sites such as former plantations and Newton Slave Burial Ground, where approximately 570 enslaved people were buried. They also toured the Barbados Museum and Historical Society (BMHS) and its library. Students spoke with the BMHS Deputy Director and curatorial staff, who showed them some of the archival material that is available at the BMHS. The experience taught students how to grapple with the College’s longstanding legacies of racism and slavery. Lectures by a local expert and discussions with students about her research into slavery at Georgetown informed their approach to researching slavery here at Davidson. The lecture offered context that students later drew on as they created a documentary about slavery at Davidson for their final assignment. The project also furthered JEC work globally by allowing students to understand slavery as a global phenomenon.
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