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Commemorating the Legacy Tribute Garden & Hearth: Memorial to the Enslaved

June 4, 2021

In the shadow of a building where people enslaved by William & Mary once worked and lived, a memorial to those same people will soon be erected so that their stories and their role in the university’s history over the course of 172 years may be brought to light.

On May 26, the university hosted a ceremony to mark the beginning of construction on the memorial, to be completed in early 2022. Titled “Hearth: Memorial to the Enslaved,” the brick structure will resemble a fireplace and will feature the names of people who are known to have been enslaved by the university.

Read more about the event.