About the Report
In August 2018, President Connie Ledoux Book announced the launch of the Commemoration Committee, now the Committee on Elon History and Memory, to explore questions related to historical memory and collective identity at Elon University.
In Fall of 2020, the Committee released its report with 13 specific recommendations with the hope that the materials presented within help to make Elon a more just and inclusive place — and that they bring some measure of healing to people who have struggled to see themselves in the institution’s story.
The report contains 10 episodes/stories utilizing archival data from Elon University Archives & Special Collections highlighting some of the lesser known histories of the Black-identified community at Elon University.
This tour presented here has been created to build upon the eighth recommendation in the report that encourages Elon to "Develop new commemorative practices around a more inclusive version of Elon’s history." By exposing the permanent ties Elon's campus has to this history, students, faculty, staff and community members of Alamance County can be more aware of historical injustice.
To learn more about the report and recommendations please read the full Committee on Elon History and Memory Fall 2020 report.