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U of I Black History Research Lab

The Black History Research Lab opened in the Fall of 2021 based on the gracious support of the UI Presidential Fund on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Grant Program. The University of Idaho has an untold history of Black academics, students, administrators, faculty, athletes and civic activism. The primary objective of this lab is to chronicle the contributions of Blacks at the University of Idaho. And its secondary objective is to facilitate research that centers Black excellence, joy, and thriving in the academy.

The work of the lab will lead to:

  1. Developing a virtual/digital exhibit in partnership with the U of I library
  2. Creating a physical traveling exhibit
  3. Publishing peer-reviewed articles
  4. Presenting academic presentations on the topic

The lab also receives additional financial and resource support from UI’s College of Education, Health, and Human Services, the Digital Initiatives department and History department.

To Learn More Information

Visitors can visit the lab and learn more about more about the work that is taking place in the lab by emailing our team, Brody Gasper, lab manager at or Dr. Sydney Freeman, Jr., Director/PI at



IRIC 129

Physical Address:
Integrated Research & Innovation Center
685 South Line Street

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1122
Moscow, ID 83844-1122

Phone: 208-885-1011


Principal Investigator

Phone: 208-885-1011