William & Mary marks the four-hundred-year anniversary of the arrival of the first captive Africans in Virginia with an array of projects focused on remembrance. In all of these occasions, William & Mary is represented by students and faculty and are recognized as strong partners throughout.
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L Chardé Reid, a doctoral student in Anthropology, will present an Emerging Scholars Series talk for the public. Presented through partnership between the A&S Graduate Center and the Williamsburg Regional Library.
Set in 1904, August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean begins when Citizen Barlow comes to Aunt Esther seeking asylum. She sets him on a spiritual journey to find a city in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Gem of the Ocean is the 9th in Wilson's 10-play cycle.
The exhibit will feature works from African American and Native American emergent and established artists in a variety of media.