History of early Cherokee, Chickasaw students at Vanderbilt explored in library exhibit, upcoming talks

An exhibit currently on display at Vanderbilt’s Central Library explores the lesser-known history of some of the university’s earliest students.

Cherokee and Chickasaw Students at Vanderbilt, 1885–1899 is the result of research led by Daniel Sharfstein, Dick and Martha Lansden Professor of Law, professor of history and co-director of the George Barrett Social Justice Program at Vanderbilt Law School. The exhibit, located in the fourth-floor lobby of Central Library, features archival images, letters, documents, news articles and more.

Sharfstein will discuss the exhibit and the research in two upcoming talks. The first will be on Thursday, Aug. 31, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Central Library Community Room. The second is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 21, with further details to be announced at a later date. Both events and the exhibit are open to the public.

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