Join virtual discussion on the history of the university's founder, Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins students, faculty, staff, alumni, and neighbors are invited to join a virtual town hall discussion on Friday, Dec. 11, from 11 a.m. to noon to begin a dialogue in response to the recent revelations about previously unknown, direct connections between the university's founder and namesake, Johns Hopkins, and slaveholding. Participants will have a chance to ask questions of our historians and to offer advice and ideas for the path forward.


  • Ronald J. Daniels, President of Johns Hopkins University
  • Paul Rothman, CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Kevin Sowers, President of the Johns Hopkins Health System
  • Martha S. Jones, Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and Professor of History and SNF Agora Institute
  • Winston Tabb, Sheridan Dean of University Libraries, Archives & Museums
  • Chris Celenza, incoming Dean of the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
  • Jeremy Greene, Director of the Institute of the History of Medicine

Katrina Caldwell, JHU's vice provost for diversity and Inclusion and chief diversity officer, will moderate the discussion.

View the livestream discussion