William and Mary Will Study Its Black History

April 20, 2009

A board committee at the College of William and Mary has approved an eight-year research project, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, documenting black history at the university and in the Williamsburg area, the Newport News Daily Press reported. "The Lemon Project: A Journey of Reconciliation" is named after a slave owned by the college; in 2006, Brown University famously released a report chronicling its own ties to slavery and the slave trade.

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