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Virtual Landmark Tour to Showcase Black History at UMD

By College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Staff

Virtual campus tours planned for Black History Month will underscore the positive and meaningful African American presence at the University of Maryland.

“From its antebellum founding through the present day, the University of Maryland campus and campus life have been shaped by more individuals and groups than just those who wrote or were mentioned in the history books,” said Kim Nickerson, assistant dean for diversity, equity and inclusion in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, who created the tour. “There was a time when students and visitors of color were outsiders here, but through the sacrifices of earlier pioneers—reflected in our campus fabric—each brick and blade of glass belongs to them as well.”

The virtual tours will be held eight times during February: learn more and register.

A self-guided, online version of the walking tour, commissioned by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, draws on University Archives, reports by campus colleagues and other sources to highlight campus landmarks associated with the impact of African Americans at the University of Maryland and throughout history.

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