Brown Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice

Public Engagement

Slavery and Legacy Walking TourThe Slavery & Legacy tour examines the history behind Brown University, the State of Rhode Island and their roles in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. New digital resources help students (K-12 +college) as well as adult groups think critically about the University and state histories.  

Civil Rights Movement Initiative. In 2015, the CSSJ developed a unique initiative for Hope High School students called the Civil Rights Movement Initiative. This initiative aims to help high school students understand the Civil Rights Movement as something more than the events of the past, and as a bridge to understanding the present. Students meet for weekly classes at the Center and participate in a week long visit to the South, visiting important sites in the Southern Freedom Movement and meeting with activists.  In AY 21 this work will be expanded to include Mount Pleasant and Central High Schools in addition to continuing our work with Hope High School.  We also hope to double the number of students included in this program, and are looking to see if we could also provide course credit.