Dillon Kersh

Dillon Kersh is a junior studying History & Political Science at Penn. He joined the Penn & Slavery Project in the fall of 2017 after taking Professor Kathleen Brown's 'Deciphering America' course the previous semester. His earlier research looked at Penn's 18th-century trustees and their personal connections to slavery and the slave trade. His current research focuses on the Tilghman family's personal ties to slavery, Ebenezer Kinnersley and his enslaved man Caesar, and the University's finances in the 18th century.

Membership: Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018


Slave Ownership:


  • Norristown