University of Mississippi Slavery Research Group

The University of Mississippi Research Group (UMSRG) is an association of the University of Mississippi faculty and staff working across disciplines to learn more about the history of slavery and enslaved people in Oxford and on campus. It has tried to identify as many enslaved workers on its campus as possible, but names remain elusive, and this work continues. To date, the group has discovered the names of the following enslaved people. 

The University of Mississippi was among the first institutions in the Deep South to the UM Slavery Research Group. The group participates in this national initiative through academic partnerships such as the University of Virginia-sponsored Universities Studying Slavery Consortium. The Research Group has been invited to national level planning workshops hosted by the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University in March 2017. Being a part of these emerging discussions represents a tremendous opportunity for research faculty and students at the University of Mississippi to join and provide leadership in these cutting-edge research and public engagement efforts. 


University of Mississippi Slavery Research Group
P.O. Box 1848
University Mississippi 38677
United States