A new exhibit space in the Davis Center provides a venue in which the work and struggles of Black, Indigenous and People of Color at UVM can be acknowledged and celebrated. The inaugural exhibit is centered on the experiences of Black members of the UVM community. It highlights a long, rich, and complex history that involves great accomplishments as well as hardship, prejudice, and bias. Taken together, these stories remind us not only of those who have come before, but also of the ways in which Black lives have mattered and shaped our institution for more than two centuries.
The content and design of the exhibit was shaped by Dr. Paul Deslandes, Professor and Chair of the Department of History, volunteer members of the Display Case Committee, and the Silver Special Collections Library working in close collaboration with Dr. Wanda Heading-Grant, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Visit the Fireplace Lounge to see the exhibit or view it online.