The Roberson Project has four broad objectives

  1. To conduct comprehensive research into the history of slavery, race, and racial injustice in connection with the University of the South and to publish its findings;
  2. To work with existing campus groups to develop courses and programming in the College and the School of Theology that enrich our respective curricula and create research and internship opportunities for the University’s students;
  3.  To develop programming that reaches beyond the Domain to enlist the residents of neighboring communities in the exploration of the University’s impact on the region and the non-University populations’ impact on the University.
  4. Finally, as the word “reconciliation” in our title suggests, to consider the obligations that Sewanee’s history places on us in deciding how we can become a more equitable, inclusive, and cohesive university community—one that aspires to the high ideals of our motto, Ecce Quam Bonum.

Houston Roberson

Learn more about Professor Houston Roberson for whom the Project is named.

Why Sewanee?

Read about Sewanee's distinctive history and why that compels our work.