On May 8, alumni and community members convened for the dedication of Hearth: Memorial to the Enslaved, which honors the people whom the university enslaved over the course of 172 years. A plaque at the memorial reads in part, “This memorial seeks to remember and honor those individuals through the symbol of the Hearth, which evokes at once the harsh, forced labor of chattel slavery as well as a place of gathering, strength and community.” Hearth is located between the Brafferton and Ewell Hall.