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A Racial History of Amherst College

Created in response to item #1 of the Anti-Racism Action Plan and led by College archivist Mike Kelly, this Amherst website contains research, resources, and blog posts about the racial history of the College.

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Video: “Amherst and the Collegiate Debate Over Enslavement and Freedom”

Video of a conversation led by Andy Hammann, Research Affiliate with the Universities Studying Slavery Consortium at the University of Virginia, about Amherst College’s relationship to slavery.

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Video: “Slavery, Amherst College and Black Lives in the Connecticut River Valley”

Watch a video of a panel discussion exploring Amherst College's historical relationship to slavery and racism.