The voice of a student activist announcing the time for the annual “Take Back the Night” rally resonates across the college green. It is one of those days when the campus seems alive and bursting with energy. Wherever you look, people are enjoying one of the first days of spring. Underneath the large oak tree, in front of the library-within view of Frisbee tossing, students sunning, and activists strategizing-we like to sit on our favorite bench and discuss ideas from our lectures and seminars. Today, we are discussing the ideology of pro-slavery thought in the United States antebellum South. Inspired by a lecture given by one of our favorite professors, we are on the lookout for her to pass by and settle our pressing question of the day, “Was James Henry Hammond a racist?”