College of William & Mary Selects a Concept for a Memorial to Enslaved African-Americans


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Last semester, the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, launched a competition to solicit conceptual ideas for a Memorial to African-Americans Enslaved early in the educational institution’s history. Recently, President Katherine A. Rowe announced that she has selected a winner from over 80 submissions. The winning concept, “Hearth,” was created by William Sendor, a 2011 alumnus of the college, and it resembles a brick fireplace where the community can gather to honor the work of the enslaved, many of whom worked at a similar hearth. According to the proposal, the...