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William & Mary asks for ideas for memorial project to enslaved Africans

The College of William and Mary is calling for ideas for a memorial to African Americans enslaved by the college hundreds of years ago.

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WVEC) — The College of William and Mary is trying to understand its history.

Campus leaders are calling for ideas for a memorial to African Americans enslaved by the college hundreds of years ago.

The memorial project is part of an ongoing initiative at William and Mary to research its involvement in slavery.

In 2007, the student assembly passed a resolution calling for the college to research its history, make it public and then build a memorial to the slaves.

A jury is going to select three ideas and submit them to president Katherine Rowe.

Rowe will then review each idea and determine if one is ready to be shared with the William and Mary board of visitors during its February 2019 meeting.

To read more about the project and competition click here.

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