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Racial Reckoning is an initiative by the Center for Mason Legacies (CML) in partnership with George Mason University Libraries and its Collections Research Center (SCRC) and the George Mason University Department of History and Art History. It collects and freely shares digital materials that document modern-day protests of the legacy of slavery, white supremacy and racism that are experienced by its students, faculty, and staff.

Project staff

Racial Reckoning is influenced by the following projects

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Collecting protest materials is complicated: how do we inclusively document this moment while ensuring the privacy, safety, and consent of everyone involved? Why should we be concerned about gaps or omissions in the archive we are creating? The following are a good place to start thinking these questions through.