Lessons from Yale: Writing New Histories onto a University Campus
Dr. Tina Lu is a scholar of Chinese literature from 1550 to 1750. In 2016, Yale named Lu the inaugural head of the new Pauli Murray College, named to honor this Durham-raised civil and human rights activist.
The "Dangerous Memories: Conversations around the past, social justice and constructing university memory"series features speakers addressing the challenges of dealing with difficult or hidden histories on American university campuses. Our speakers address how their campuses and museums have confronted legacies of slavery, racism and inequality in a thoughtful way that promotes social justice.
This series is held in conjunction with a Bass Connections Brain & Society project that is looking at how memory is constructed at Duke and laying out ways the campus could build a more inclusive story about its past.