Discussion Roundtables

As part of our effort to encourage deeper engagement with this history, we have begun encouraging faculty and students at Dickinson to write down reflections on some key question raised by our research.  How should we characterize the relationship between nineteenth-century students and their college janitors?  If the college does rename a building such as Cooper Hall, which nineteenth-century figure should receive such an honor?  Was the prejudice which black residents of Carlisle encountered after the Civil War an illustration of “Jim Crow North” or does it deserve a different designation?  Our first open discussion topic for 2019 concerns memorialization on campus.