The Carter G. Woodson Institute, U.Va.

The Carter G. Woodson Institute

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

Professor Talitha Leflouria "Chained in Silence: A History of Black Women and Convict Labor" Lecture

Lecture by award-winning historian Talitha L. LeFlouria (University of Virginia) on the plight of post-Civil War black women prisoners and their day-to-day struggles to overcome work-related abuses and violence, based on LeFlouria's award winning book. This event was the 2016 UMass/Five College Graduate Program in History Distinguished Annual Lecture and a part of the 2016-2017 Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series. October, 2016.

News on Fellows: Congratulations Post-Doc Talitha LeFlouria!

We are pleased to announce that Talitha Leflouria has received awards for Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South   

2016 PHILIP TAFT LABOR HISTORY AWARD for the most outstanding book  on American labor history, awarded by Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations and the Labor and Working-Class History Association



African American and African Studies Diploma Ceremony

American and African Studies Diploma Ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 20 at 12:45 p.m. following Final Exercises on the Lawn.

You must come straight from the lawn ceremony in order to have time to line up in the foyer of Minor Hall and prepare to enter the auditorium. Regardless of weather, our diploma ceremony will take place in the Minor Hall auditorium (Minor 125)

There will be a reception following the ceremony.

News on Fellows: Lyndsey Beutin (Pre-Doc) publishes article in Open Democracy

Lyndsey Beautin (Carter G. Woodson pre-doctoral fellow) is the author of an essay on how sensational, sexualized imagery is often held up as the greatest sin of anti-trafficking awareness campaigns, but that bad data masquerading as authoritative fact is far more insidious. The essay was published on the Open Democracy media platform:


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Henry Goings; ed Calvin Schermerhorn, Michael Plunkett, and Edward Gaynor
Deborah E. McDowell, Claudrena N. Harold, and Juan Battle, eds
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Sally Belfrage
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3:30pm | Minor Hall, Room 110