Special Working Group on the History of African Americans at W&L

In August 2013 Washington and Lee President Kenneth P. Ruscio established a special working group to examine the role of African Americans in the history of the University. In his instructions to the group, President Ruscio emphasized that its work should include a straightforward look at the history of enslaved people at the institution and should also identify themes, trends and important moments up to the present time.

The working group's current membership is:

Elizabeth Knapp, Chair, Associate Provost and Professor of Geology

Thomas E. Camden, Associate Professor and Head of Special Collections and Archives, University Library

Julie Campbell, Associate Director of Communications and Public Affairs

Theodore DeLaney, Associate Professor of History

Donald Gaylard, Research Archaeologist and Instructor

Jeffery G. Hanna, Special Assistant to the Vice President for Advancement

Barton A. Myers, Assistant Professor of History