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The 1856 Project's 1st Annual Research Update

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The 1856 Project Annual Research Update [Rossbourough Inn Archival Image]

On February 7th, 2024 from 3-5pm, The 1856 Project will hold its first Annual Research Update, during which the project's first research report will be discussed. The 1856 Project investigates the University of Maryland’s connection to the regional context of slavery. It is the local chapter of Universities Studying Slavery (USS), a multi-institutional and international consortium of colleges and universities encouraging their institutions to think about their connections to slavery and the slave trade while addressing historical and contemporary issues surrounding race and inequality in higher education. The first annual presentation of findings will provide a research update based on historical information uncovered in 2023 by The 1856 Project members, Summer Research Initiative participants, Fall 2023 semester undergraduate student interns, and community historians. This event is open to the public and will be held in-person at McKeldin Library on UMD's College Park campus as well as on Zoom.

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