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The first Reconciliation Day was held in 2020 in the Intellectual Commons. This year’s event returns to the location, along with a new mural.

Editor’s Note: Due to weather, the event is being moved indoors. Visit the calendar listing for full details.

TCU’s Reconciliation Day is heading back to the Intellectual Commons on April 10 with a new centerpiece: a 22-foot mural at Founders Statue. The mural, titled “150 Connections,” is the work of a number of Horned Frog artists honoring numerous individuals who have positively impacted and contributed to TCU’s legacy.  

“The mural represents the diverse people who have contributed in one way or another to enrich the fabric of our Horned Frog Family. We all bleed purple,” said Amiso George, chair of the Race & Reconciliation Initiative and professor of strategic communication. “I am most excited to share with the university community the results of our research for year four, and to see all our hard work come to fruition.” 

In addition to a presentation of the group’s latest historical research, the event will include an update on the progress of RRI recommendations, a panel discussion and the presentation of the annual Plume Award, which recognizes individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to TCU and its goal of fostering a campus community that is welcoming for all.  

“On Reconciliation Day, I always look forward to the dynamic presentation of our research. This year, we’re focusing on the last 20 years, where so much change has taken place,” said Karen Steele, member of the RRI team and English professor. 

Reconciliation Day is the signature event of RRI. The effort began in July 2020 with Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. and the TCU Board of Trustees instituting an academic endeavor that would examine TCU’s history with racism, slavery and the Confederacy.  

Read the reports, see the plan and learn more about RRI

Read more about the new mural project and its artists from the TCU College of Fine Arts. 

See the details of this year’s Reconciliation Day April 10, and register to attend.   

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