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Donning of the Kente Ceremony records

Identifier: UA 111

  • Staff Only

Content Description

This collection consists of William & Mary kente stoles and a program from the 2019 Donning of the Kente ceremony. Since 2012, the Donning of the Kente ceremony has been held annually to celebrate graduating students of color and is sponsored by the Lemon Project: A Journey of Reconcilliation and the the Hulon Willis Alumni Association.


  • Creation: 2012-2022

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


0.2 Linear Feet (2 legal size folders)




The Donning of the Kente Ceremony records are arranged according to accession.

Processing Information

Annual accruals are expected for this collection.

Guide to the Donning of the Kente Ceremony records
William & Mary Special Collections Research Center staff
2023 January
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository