TCU Race and Reconciliation Initiative (RRI)
The Race & Reconciliation Initiative is an academically-based, historically-focused initiative designed to investigate and document TCU's relationship with slavery, racism, and the Confederacy. This academic endeavor will span multiple years. The focus for 2020-2021 was on Black Americans and TCU’s experiences with racism, slavery and the Confederacy. The findings of the first year report can be found on the homepage.
Histories related to other identities will be explored in subsequent years as stated in the tentative plans that follows.
Year 2- Starting with a deeper dive with an intersectional lens into Founding Years, 1861-1891
The Objective is to conduct a more comprehensive analysis within this 30-year period upon:
- Native American lens – relationship to land/labor
- Latinx lens – relationship to land/labor
- White lens – relationship to Texas/U.S. History
- African American lens – relationship to land/labor
We will remain open to whatever else we discover in the archives
- Year 3- Deeper dive with an intersectional lens into Transition to Integration, 1941 – 1971
- Year 4- Deeper dive with an intersectional lens into Recent, but Related Histories, 1998 – 2020 (Jan.)
- Year 5- RRI will provide a comprehensive five-year Summary Report