Land Acknowledgment

We want to acknowledge that the Nightingale-Brown House, where our department is situated, sits on occupied Indigenous lands that are the traditional homelands of the Narragansett and Wampanoag peoples.  We note too that we stand on a campus that drew its early life’s blood from the African slave trade in the Americas, and that there are buildings here constructed by enslaved people.  These acknowledgements commit us to a lifetime of antiracist work.