VanJessica Gladney


Penn Spectrum Weekend Fall 2019

VanJessica  Gladney has worked with the Penn & Slavery Project since its first semester. As an undergraduate researcher, she studied the slaveholding 18th Century trustees & faculty members, and the connections between slavery and Penn's original and current campuses. After graduating in 2018, she served as the Provost's Public History Fellow, presenting information about the project to members of the greater Philadelphia community. Over the summer of 2019, she assisted with the design of an Augmented Reality mobile application which will feature student work.

Currently, she manages the project's website, speaks at campus events on behalf of the project, and is pursuing a PhD in Penn's History Department. 


Slave Ownership

Medical School:

  • James Norcom


Augmented Reality Exhibit: