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The 1856 Project Inaugural Symposium

On February 1st, 2023, The 1856 Project will hold its inaugural symposium at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union on the University of Maryland College Park campus. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

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Inaugural Symposium Schedule

February 1, 2023 | Adele H. Stamp Student Union

12:30pm - Registration Opens (Atrium)
1:00pm - Session 1: The 1856 Project in Context
  • Welcome and Opening Remarks: Dr. Darryll J. Pines, President, University of Maryland
  • Keynote Presentation: Mary Elliott, Museum Specialist, National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • Moderator: Dr. Adriene Lim, Dean of Libraries, University of Maryland
2:00pm - Session 2: Researching Slavery and the University
3:00pm - Session 3: Slavery, its Legacies, and Public History: The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
4:00pm - Session 4: Universities Studying Slavery at Maryland Colleges and Universities
4:50pm - Closing Remarks
5:00pm - Session 5: Networking Reception (Grand Ballroom Lounge)
6:00pm - Black History Month Opening Reception (Nyumburu Cultural Center)

The 1856 Project Stickers

"If there is no struggle, there is no progress" - Frederick Douglass

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will" - Frederick Douglass

"Right is of no sex, truth is of no color" - Frederick Douglass

Header Image:  Man with shovel next to tree surrounded by a wire breeding cage, undated, Department of Entomology records, Accession 886a, Box 1, Item 266,