Purpose: To explore Union Presbyterian Seminary’s historical ties to the institution of slavery and its legacies, including changing attitudes toward race in society and the Church.   

Products: Scholarship/Publications, Coursework, Archival Exhibits & Digital Collections, Events & Discussions.

Other Projects, Resources: 

College of William and Mary. Lemon Project: A Journey of Reconciliation. Retrieved from

Davidson College. Commission on Race and Slavery. Retrieved from

Georgetown University. Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation. Retrieved from

Hampden-Sydney College. The Untold Story: Slavery and Black History at Hampden-Sydney College. Retrieved from

Harvard University. Harvard and Slavery: Seeking a Forgotten History. Retrieved from

McComb, L., & Presbyterian School of Christian Education (Richmond, Va.). (1985). Presbyterian School of Christian Education: The first seventy years, (1914-1984): an informal history. Richmond, Va.: Presbyterian School of Christian Education.

Monument Avenue Commission. Retrieved from

Oast, J. (2015). Institutional Slavery: Slaveholding Churches, Schools, Colleges, and Businesses in Virginia, 1680–1860. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Princeton Seminary and Slavery: A Report of the Historical Audit Committee. Retrieved from 

Princeton University. Princeton and Slavery Project: An Exploration of Princeton University’s Historical Ties to the Institution of Slavery. Retrieved from

Schuessler, J. (2017, November 7). Digging Into a Fraught HistoryNew York Times. p. C1. Retrieved from

Sweetser, W. B. (2016). A Copious Fountain: A History of Union Presbyterian Seminary, 1812-2012. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press.

Universities Studying Slavery. Retrieved from

Universities Studying Slavery: The Birth of a Movement. Retrieved from

University of Richmond. Race & Racism at the University of Richmond. Retrieved from

University of Richmond. Visualizing Emancipation. Retrieved from

University of Virginia. TheCivil Rights Movement as Theological Drama. Retrieved from

University of Virginia. President’s Commission on Slavery and the University. Retrieved from

University of Virginia. Television News of the Civil Rights Era, 1950-1970. Retrieved from

Warner, Kaine, Scott, Booker & Blunt Applaud Approval of Commission to Recognize 400 Years of African American History. Retrieved from