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Influence of Slavery on American University resources

Resources related to the history of the site of American University and the influence of slavery on American University.

Slavery and Its Legacies in Washington, D.C. Fellowship

Mia Owens

Mia is a Public History MA student from Birmingham, Alabama. She received her BA in Global Studies and French from Samford University. In 2019, she joined the AmeriCorps-Ohio History Service Corps as a Local History member for the Trumbull County Historical Society. Mia is the inaugural AU Public History Fellow in the History of Slavery and Its Legacies in Washington, DC. For the first year of the two-year fellowship, she assisted the White House Historical Association with their Slavery in the President’s Neighborhood research initiative. During the second year, she worked with the Antiracist Research and Policy Center to compile this subject guide.


Articles and Presentations

Joshua Johnson

Joshua is from the Bronx in New York City. He graduated from Cornell University in 2021 double majoring in Africana Studies and Classics. He is currently the Public History Graduate Fellow in the History of Slavery and its Legacies in Washington, D.C. He is being supervised by the White House Historical Association for his first year and the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University for his second year. Joshua is more broadly interested in topics such as Afrofuturism, fashion curation and collecting, and digital humanities. His experiences have brought him to an archaeological dig in Pompeii, curating two fashion exhibitions, and a curatorial internship at the Penn Museum.