A three-day symposium on Race, Memory, and the Digital Humanities was offered in October 2017 by the Equality Lab at William and Mary highlight the digital scholarship and digital creativity of people of color. Panels and roundtables included sessions on “Race, Digital Humanities, and the Region,” “Trust, Memorialization, and Community Participation,” “Colonial and Postcolonial Digital Humanities,” “American Studies and Digital Humanities,” and “Queer Digital Humanities.” From digitizing records on slavery, colonialism, and 19th century political organizing by free and fugitive Blacks to composing Afrofuturist science fiction, digital music, and hashtag activism, the contributions of scholars of African-American history and culture to the digital humanities have been significant.

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