Confronting Legacies: Professors & Slaveholders

“Confronting Legacies” is a series that explores the most controversial names, statues, and memorials on grounds. 

In the second part of this series, Jakob Cansler explores the legacies of faculty who owned enslaved workers in the 19th century and the larger culture of slavery at UVA.



Pictures courtesy of UVA Today and Jefferson’s University ⁠— Early Life Project

Prof. Alan Taylor, Thomas Jefferson’s Education (W. W. Norton & Co., 2019)

Profs. Maurie D. McInnis and Louis P. Nelson, eds., Educated in Tyranny: Slavery at Thomas Jefferson’s University (University of Virginia Press, 2019)


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