Historical Walking Tours of the College Avenue Campus

What roles have slavery and dispossession played in Rutgers history?

Learn about Rutgers’ deep and storied past with current Rutgers students as your guides.

The Scarlet and Black Project is a historical exploration of the experiences of two disenfranchised populations, African Americans and Native Americans, at Rutgers University.

Its initial work began with Scarlet and Black, Volume 1: Slavery and Dispossession in Rutgers History, published in 2016, which traced the university’s early history, uncovering how the university benefited from the slave economy and how Rutgers came to own the land it inhabits.

To share that research with a wider audience, the project now introduces these historical walking tours, open to members of the public and communities across Rutgers. 

All tours depart from outside Old Queens at Will’s Way (facing Voorhees Mall) 

Friday, October 20 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Saturday, October 21 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Thursday, October 26 12:15 p.m.–3 p.m.

Friday, October 27 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

Thursday, November 9 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Friday, November 10 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

To register for one of the tours, contact the tour coordinator, Kristin O’Brassill-Kulfan

Tour flyer [PDF]