Black Lives Matter Statement of Solidarity

Statement of Solidarity 

BLM prosters at night

The Department of History stands in solidarity with all Black members of our community at Duke and in Durham in this searing moment of crisis when systemic racism and structural inequalities have once again come to the fore. We stand with all those who are exercising their constitutional right to assemble and are speaking out in our nation’s tradition of public protest and nonviolent civil disobedience. And we express our gratitude to peoples across the globe who are making common cause with the Black Lives Matter movement against racial injustice, inequality, and institutionalized violence. As teachers, scholars, and mentors, we remain committed to drawing upon our historical knowledge to collectively create and foster a more inclusive, just, and equitable society for all. 

June 8, 2020