The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with Enlightened Media Productions and the Fulton County Remembrance Coalition, presents the documentary “Below Baldwin: How an Expansion Project Unearthed a University’s Legacy of Slavery”
On November 17, 2015, construction on Baldwin Hall on the University of Georgia campus came to a halt when workers uncovered human remains on the site. DNA tests revealed what many local residents already knew to be true: these were the remains of former slaves. This uncovering and the events that followed have forced the often-omitted histories of slavery and segregation to rise to the surface, both at the University of Georgia and in Athens. Below Baldwin chronicles this story.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.