Join the Public Humanities Fellows as they take you through a walking tour designed to coincide with the commemoration of the fifty-year anniversary of Africana Studies at Williams College and the thirty-year anniversary of the Davis Center (formerly the Multicultural Center).
The tours, which run approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour, will provide a physical connection to the campus, with attention to the ways that our geography tells its own story in the histories of activism at Williams College.
The tours will run rain or shine, and comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing are encouraged.
Founded in 1969 as Afro-American Studies in the aftermath of student action and protest, the Department of Africana Studies at Williams College will celebrate the institutionalization of Black Studies on campus while also recognizing the ways that, even in the rural hills of Berkshire County, Massachusetts, Black Lives have always and continue to matter. This is one of aseries of events.