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George Mason and Slavery

BY GRACE ZIPPERER, STAFF WRITER On Sept. 21, Honors College Black Ambition, a student-run organization that is “intent on creating a diverse presence within Mason’s Honors College,” according to their GetConnected page, held the event “Caja. Millie. Tom. Liberty: The…

This book was used to record details of free men in case their indentities were doubted. It includes names, origins and physical descriptions, among other characteristics. (Alya Nowilaty/Fourth Estate)

Mason student explores the history of slaves in Fairfax County

Georgia Brown, an undergraduate history major, is working with the Fairfax County Historic Records Center to create a searchable index of slaves mentioned in court documents. Brown, along with the other historians in the office, searches through documents like wills,…