Public History Project
Reckoning with our History: UW–Madison’s History of Discrimination and Resistance
Spanning over 150 years, Sifting & Reckoning: UW–Madison’s History of Exclusion and Resistance brings to light stories of struggle and perseverance. Through archival objects, photographs, and oral histories the exhibit will illuminate under-recognized histories in the university’s past. Visitors will meet the university’s first students of color, explore early struggles for equality in social organizations, housing, and athletics, and learn about protest movements on campus. Numerous talks, presentations, and related events will occur throughout the fall to engage the community. Events are free and open to the public.