"Out Yonder on the Road": Working Class Self-Representation and the 1939 Roadside Demonstration
The Other Side of Paradise: Glimpsing Slavery in the University's Utopian Landscapes
Diverse college and university campuses with origins before Emancipation embody a potent paradox. Architecturally and spatially, they present tangible models of idealized utopian spaces, yet these utopian imagined communities rest upon under-acknowledged histories of slavery and slave trades. This essay explores slippages and fissures in the landscape of memory on the university campus and its environs, with particular attention to Oxford, Georgia, Emory University's birthplace.