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Understanding the present begins in the past

Walking along the Quad, many might not recognize the native Georgia marble or indigenous Yaupon trees. Malinda Lowery does. As Emory’s Cahoon Family Professor of American History, she aims to help others understand the origins of everyday life.

A historian of Native America and a member of the Lumbee Tribe, Lowery was instrumental in finalizing Emory’s Land Acknowledgement, which recognizes the land dispossession of the Muscogee people 15 years before Emory was founded. Join Lowery as she talks with Josh Newton about what it means to act in reciprocity and how Emory is working to tell those stories responsibly.