Ira D. Reid Black Cultural Center Collective Memory Project
Seeking former residents of the Ira D. Reid Black Cultural Center.
The current residents of the Ira D. Reid House (also known as the Black Cultural Center) are in the process of making changes to the current state of the building. One of these changes they plan to implement is dedicating a wall/area of the house to the previous members of the house and students who attended Haverford, in honor of the Black presence, history, and work done on/off-campus. They are hoping to create a living gallery of Black experiences on campus to solidify the message to future Black students that they are not the first, they are not alone. They want to convey this message by providing either plaques, art, literature, and/or pictures of previous students in order for current and incoming students to know about the Black herstory that came before them. Ultimately, they hope to create a wall of memorabilia honoring and forever commemorating Black presence at this institution.
To contribute, please contact Denise Allison, assistant dean of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Diversity, Access and Community Engagement.