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A Case of Reparations? A True Story of Slavery and Restitution

As a proud partner of this event, UW Libraries invites you to attend this lecture presented by Dr. W Caleb McDaniel. In recent years, activists, scholars, politicians, and pundits have revived centuries-old debates about reparations for slavery, yet one historical precedent has long been overlooked. This lecture tells the story of Henrietta Wood, a formerly enslaved woman who, in the twilight of Reconstruction, won the largest known sum ever awarded by a U.S. court in restitution for slavery.

Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Time: 3:30-5:00PM


2022 Student Video Contest

#IHEARTUWLibraries Video Contest Winners!

Long Form (45-60 seconds)

1st PlaceA Husky Point of View” by Phuong (Jolie) Tran

2nd PlaceThe Magic of UW Libraries” by Emily Ann Riehl

3rd Place Last Day” by Sophia Dowling

Short Form (15-30 seconds)

1st Place “Things in Suzzallo Library that just make sense” by Madeline Brown

2nd Place “Study with me” by Rachelle Lui

3rd Place “Classy” by Lakshin Kumar

Rena Priest Awarded 2022 Maxine Cushing Gray Fellowship

Rena Priest is a Poet and an enrolled member of the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation. She currently serves as the Washington State Poet Laureate for the term of April 2021-2023. She will give the Maxine Cushing Gray Distinguished Lecture on October 18, 2022. Details of this event to follow.

Maxine Cushing Gray Fellowship and Lecture