Wesleyan College

Through a series of facilitated, collaborative discussions, the Wesleyan Center for Social and Racial Equity, in collaboration with the Tubman Museum, will work with community members across a variety of areas to identify areas of reparative justice that most require Macon’s attention. This project extends from the understanding that fuller narratives of Macon’s regional history and Wesleyan’s institutional history are necessary first steps in developing further frameworks for reparative justice. In addition to hosting community-led listening circles, the Wesleyan team will also host public digitization days for Macon community members to contribute oral testimonies and artifacts to a digital archive of regional history, make hidden regional histories visible through public art and monument projects, and develop infrastructure to support anti-racist pedagogy on the Wesleyan campus and in the wider Macon k-12 educational system.

Principal Investigator

Dr. Melanie Doherty

Rufus K. and Jane Mulkey Green Professor of English

Community Fellows

Jeffrey Bruce
Director of Exhibitions, Tubman African American Museum
Harold Young Executive Director, Tubman African American Museum


Dr. Brandi Simpson Miller
Assistant Professor of History
Dr. Holly Cole
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Dr. Tonya Parker Chief Diversity Officer, Dean for Equity and Inclusion, Title IX Coordinator, Inaugural Dean, Lane Center for Social and Racial Equity

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