The Committee on Elon History and Memory is privileged to offer this report to the university community. The committee hopes the stories and recommendations presented here help make Elon a more just and inclusive place — and that they bring some measure of healing to people who have struggled to see themselves in the institution’s story. The stories contained in this report are the result of extensive research and collaboration. Committee Chair Charles Irons served as the lead author, but every member of the committee played a role in shaping the accounts and fully shares the authorship. If you would like to provide additional information or reflection about any of these accounts, the committee invites your feedback at

The following report includes words and images that could be triggering to some readers. Some of the terms used to reference material from the past include quotations that use oppressive language and descriptions of racial violence.