Pictured above, from left: Dr. Krishauna Hines-Gaither, Gwen Gosney Erickson, and C. Wess Daniels
Photos and text by Katie Claggett '19
On Monday, April 1, members of the College community and guests gathered in the Carnegie Room for a Judith Weller Harvey Lecture. Presented by Dr. Krishauna Hines-Gaither and Gwen Gosney Erickson, the lecture was titled, “Complicating Legacies: Studying Slavery, Equity, and Inclusion on a Southern Quaker Campus.”
Krishauna serves as the Associate Vice President for the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and her research focuses on the intersections of race, class, and gender in the African diaspora. Gwen is a Quaker librarian and Guilford College Archivist whose scholarly passions include the intersections of Quaker studies, African-American history, gender studies, and U.S. social justice movements.
“We had two main goals,” Krishauna says. “One goal was to center the lives of the enslaved … to hear their voices and bring their stories out. We wanted to also complicate the dominant Quaker narrative as it relates to slavery and anti-slavery. We wished to shed light on the fact that historically Quakers were as divided on issues of slavery, race relations, and many other issues as other groups in society.”