The new appointees are Simeon Ananou at the University at Albany, Tyrone A. Parham at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Nicole Whitehead at Sweet Briar College in Virginia, and Jason D. Hamilton at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.
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The Sweet Briar College campus in Virginia is located on the site of a former plantation where slaves had worked. Blacks make up about 9 percent of the student body at the college.
The cabin is one of about two dozen structures that housed slaves on the Sweet Briar Plantation in the pre-Civil War period. It is the only one that remains.
Dr. Horton, a graduate of Sweet Briar College who holds a doctorate from the University of Illinois, has been serving as associate professor and dean of the School of Education at Virginia Union University in Richmond.
McGill sleeps in dwellings that once housed slaves in an effort to garner publicity to preserve these historical buildings as a reminder of our past. His latest stop was at Sweet Briar College in Virginia.