The Carter G. Woodson Institute, U.Va.

The Carter G. Woodson Institute

for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia

#TRANSCRIBEBOND Crowdsourcing Event

#TRANSCRIBEBOND Crowdsourcing Event Information

Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 10 AM to 4:00 PM

On Wednesday, August 15, your help is needed to record the writings of civil rights leader Julian Bond in an online archive. By participating, you will ensure that future generations can engage with the writings of one of the foremost leaders of the civil rights movement.

CGWI PROJECT "ILLUSION OF PROGRESS" FEATURES AT WORKSHOP WITH SPLC

FROM UVA TODAY

 

"When he sent the word out in the fall about the daylong Saturday workshop, “Resources for Teaching the History of Race in the United States,” the response was bigger than for any other program, he said. Usually 30 to 40 teachers from Virginia will show up for a particular topic, but this time nearly 200 expressed interest. Ultimately, 100 teachers from more than 40 school divisions attended the March 17 program in UVA’s Zehmer Hall, where the center is located. Several teachers even made the trip from Washington, D.C., Maryland and North Carolina.

Julius Fleming named the 2018 Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholar, by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Outgoing post-doctoral fellow, Julius Fleming, has been named the 2018 Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholar, by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.  The award is granted to ten “emerging faculty leaders who represent both research excellence and an extraordinary commitment to mentoring students and serving their campuses and professions,” said Stephanie J.

Telisha Dionne Bailey awarded the 2018 Medgar and Myrlie Evers Research Scholarship

Telisha Dionne Bailey, Woodson post-doctoral fellow, was awarded the 2018 Medgar and Myrlie Evers Research Scholarship, a collaboration between the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) and the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Institute, with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Bailey will continue work on her book manuscript: “Please Don't Forget About Me:" African American Women, Mississippi, and the History of Crime and Punishment in Parchman Prison, 1890-1980."

Kwame E. Otu awarded a 2018 NCH Summer Fellowship from the National Humanities Center at Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Kwame E. Otu, Assistant Professor of African-American and African Studies, awarded a 2018 NCH Summer Fellowship from the National Humanities Center at Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Otu will continue work on his book project Amphibious Subjects: Sassoi and the Contested Politics of Queer Self-Making in Neoliberal Ghana.

Deborah E. McDowell receives the Distinguished Women's Scholar Award from Purdue University's Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence

Deborah E. McDowell, Director of African-American and African Studies and Alice Griffin Professor of English, receives the Distinguished Women's Scholar Award from Purdue University's Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence. The award “recognizes the doctoral alumnae of Purdue who have made significant scholarly contributions.

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Rambles of a Runaway from Southern Slavery
Henry Goings; ed Calvin Schermerhorn, Michael Plunkett, and Edward Gaynor
The Punitive Turn: New Approaches to Race and Incarceration
Deborah E. McDowell, Claudrena N. Harold, and Juan Battle, eds
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Deborah E. McDowell, ed
Freedom Summer
Sally Belfrage
New Directions in Civil Rights Studies
Armstead L. Robinson and Patricia Sullivan, eds