The “Davidson Disorientation” was an alternative campus tour created and hosted by Tian Yi (‘18) and Sarah HD Mellin, as part of the student organization Davidson Teach-Ins, in Spring of 2018. The tour highlighted the history of White supremacy and anti-Blackness on campus by linking locations at the college to specific racist histories and legacies. This project is an expansion and extension of that work, compiled by Sarah HD Mellin; it is based off of additional scholarly and archival research in both the Davidson and NC State archives.
by Makayla Binter, May 2019-August 2019
By looking at Davidson’s legacy of racism, colorism, classism, and homophobia, the mural panels provide an interactive space for people to directly engage with these topics by writing questions and responses to the artwork in hopes for a more inclusive Davidson community. See accompanying playlist.
Work in progress. We will be adding to this site on a continuous basis.