The Roberson Project on Slavery, Race, and Reconciliation invites community members to the third St. Mark's Community history reunion.
The Roberson Project on Slavery, Race, and Reconciliation invites community members to the third St. Mark's Community history reunion, devoted to celebrating and preserving the history of African Americans in Sewanee.
The Roberson Project and volunteer organizers began a community-based archive to present the generations of African Americans whose labors and sacrifices made Sewanee the university and community that it was in the past and is today. The Save Sewanee Black History archive was launched in June 2021 to remember Sewanee’s African American history. It contains history and photos collected at previous “Save Sewanee Black History” days held in the area.
Come enjoy lunch and catch up with other Black Sewanee community members while preserving your local history for future generations. Please bring any memorabilia that shows life in Sewanee; it will be added to the archive to ensure that future generations will remember local African American history.
Photographs, scrapbooks, postcards and letters, your family Bible, school records, yearbooks, trophies, diplomas—anything that reflects life in Sewanee in years past can be scanned by a team of present and former residents of the St. Mark's Community. You will return home with both your original items and a free digital copy on a USB drive.
You also are invited to share and preserve the story of your family by contributing to the Black Sewanee oral history archive.