College of William and Mary to Research Its Ties to Slavery

The academic affairs committee of the board of visitors at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, has approved an eight-year research project that will investigate the college’s ties to slavery. The effort will be titled “The Lemon Project: A Journey of Reconciliation.” Lemon was the name of a slave who was owned by the college in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

The project will chronicle the history of blacks at the college and in the greater Williamsburg area.