Legacies of American Slavery Conference

In partnership with Huston-Tillotson University

Conference Dates:  November 11-12

This conference will bring together academics, health practitioners, students, and community members to discuss how the legacies of American slavery continue to affect the health of our communities and strategies we can use to overcome them. The event will be in the Meadows Museum of Art featuring the Shared Visions exhibition. 

Hardette Harris of Us Up North will cater for the reception.

Dr. Sharron Herron-Williams will deliver a plenary on the Centenary campus. Dr. Herron-Williams is a Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities scholar in residence and professor of political science at Southern University Shreveport.

You can see the full schedule for the Centenary section here

Registration fees have been paid by a grant from the Council of Independent Colleges. We ask that you register to attend the conferenceso we know how many people to expect. You may also join us virtually by registering here.


We will hold the conference on two different campuses on the same day. You can attend in-person sessions on Huston-Tillotson's campus in Austin or Centenary's Campus in Shreveport. We will post the schedule as soon as it is available. Please indicate your preference when you register. 

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