An interactive, visual representation of events related Towson University's diversity, equity, and inclusion history.
The Unearthing Towson’s History Project is an interdisciplinary collaborative effort that centers students as researchers and interpreters and connects alumni and the wider community to the university.
The team’s goals are:
- Investigate the history of intersectional diversity including not only race and male/ female gender but sexuality, complex gender, class, and ethnicity.
- Gather the stories of current and past Towson students, faculty, and staff’s experience with diversity.
- Record oral histories of those associated with Towson University’s past.
- Digitize and make resources relating to diversity at Towson University available to the wider community.
- Share these stories with the wider public through online exhibits, blog posts, and resources.
- Become a resource for the wider Towson University community to learn about and preserve its past.
- Partner with area institutions to situate Towson University’s experience in the wider region.
The project is a collaboration between the Albert S. Cook Library Special Collections and University Archives, the Department of History, and the Office of Inclusion and Institutional Equity with the support of the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost. Unearthing Towson's History Project is a member of the Universities Studying Slavery consortium.
Learn more about Unearthing Towson's History.