Opportunities Available forr Undergraduate & Graduate UDARI Summer Scholars

Posted on March 6, 2022 at: 9:42 am

Dear UDARI supporters.

Applications are now open for undergraduate and graduate students for UDARI’s Summer Scholars Program.

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UDaily Article on the Speaks-Warnock Symposium

Posted on March 2, 2022 at: 12:22 pm

UDaily wrote an article about the recent Speaks-Warnock Symposium, entitled “Self-Fashioning and the Black Portrait Tradition,” which featured artist Tokie Rome-Taylor. Read the article here.

Watch a recording of the lecture here.

Co-Chair Lynette Overby Appointed to National Council

Posted on February 7, 2022 at: 1:03 pm

Lynette Overby, one of UDARI’s Co-Chairs, has been appointed to the National Council on the Humanities. Find more information about Overby and her appointment here.

New UDARI Co-Chair

Posted on January 24, 2022 at: 10:33 am

Dear supporters of the UD Anti-Racism Initiative,

Lynnette Overby and I would like to thank Dr. KC Morrison for his time and leadership and to wish him well in his retirement (which began in January). We are thrilled to introduce Dr. Earl Smith as a new co-chair of UDARI.

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Delaware College and Newark in the Era of Slavery, Indentured Labor, and Abolition

Posted on at: 10:19 am

Using materials from Special Collections and University Archives, students in the fall 2021 seminar Race and Inequality in Delaware investigated the history of the University of Delaware in the age of enslavement and emancipation.

Members of the University of Delaware and Newark community joined the seminar’s students and faculty as they shared their research on Delaware College’s ties to slavery, and its relationship to neighboring communities of indentured, enslaved and free people of color in the 1830s to 1850s.

Inspired by the UD Antiracism Initiative, Race and Inequality in Delaware was the first in a series of team-taught seminars that examine legacies of slavery and dispossession in Delaware’s past, and ask how to redress these histories in the present. Professors Laura E. Helton and Dael Norwood joined by their students for this presentation.

A recording of last month’s symposium on “Delaware College and Newark in the Era of Slavery, Indentured Labor and Abolition,” is now available on the UD Library site; details below.

Delaware College and Newark in the Era of Slavery, Indentured Labor, and Abolition,” Scholar in the Library series, UD Library, December 7, 2021, (alt link:

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