African-American History and the University of Maryland: A Virtual Campus Landmark Tour
From its antebellum founding through the present day, Terp life has been shaped by more than just those who wrote the official version of history. There was a time when students and visitors of color were outsiders here, but through the sacrifices of earlier pioneers—reflected in our campus fabric—each brick and blade of glass belongs to them as well. Each year during Black History Month, you are invited to explore the legacy of African American people and communities that impacted the life of the University, the State, and beyond through a virtual tour of African American history and landmarks at the University of Maryland, College Park. Hosted by Dr. Kim Nickerson, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, the tour is an affirmation of the positive and meaningful African American presence on our campus. Check back here in February 2022 for Black History Month tour dates.
This self-guided walking tour was commissioned by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and expands on a presentation developed by Dr. Kim Nickerson. Drawing on University Archives, reports by campus colleagues, and other sources, the tour highlights campus landmarks associated with the impact of African Americans at the University of Maryland and throughout history.