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Blackface

Who We Are

The Hollins University Working Group on Slavery and its Contemporary Legacies is charged with continuing to research and educate the public about Hollins University’s historical connections to enslavement and the contemporary legacies of slavery on campus, within the neighboring historic Hollins community, and throughout the Greater Roanoke Valley. The group’s membership is comprised of interested faculty, alumnae, staff, students, and citizens from the historic Hollins community.

Wyndham Robertson Library fosters student success at Hollins University by teaching students to critically engage in the discovery and use of information; by connecting faculty and students with resources that advance scholarship and creative work; by strengthening the intellectual community; and by preserving and sharing Hollins’ legacy.

For official statements regarding depictions of blackface in Hollins University's yearbooks, see the Working Group's websiteThe Spinster, Hollins' yearbook from 1898-2013 and in 2016, can be found in the Hollins Digital Commons