The Carter G. Woodson Institute, U.Va.

The Carter G. Woodson Institute

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

PANEL WILL DISCUSS 'POLITICS OF THE DEBT CEILING CRISIS' ON SEPT. 22

UVA TODAY: PANEL WILL DISCUSS 'POLITICS OF THE DEBT CEILING CRISIS' ON SEPT. 22

September 13, 2011 — If there is a cap on eligibility for unemployment benefits, who will feel the impact and its reverberations most acutely? If food stamps are reduced, who will feel the greatest impact? And what about Pell Grants for education? Or health insurance for the children of the poor and the working poor?

ACTIVIST ANGELA DAVIS TO HEADLINE CONFERENCE ON PRISON POPULATIONS, SPEND A WEEK IN RESIDENCE

UVA TODAY: ACTIVIST ANGELA DAVIS TO HEADLINE CONFERENCE ON PRISON POPULATIONS, SPEND A WEEK IN RESIDENCE

April 13, 2009 — An estimated 32 percent of black males will enter state or federal prison during their lifetimes, compared to 17 percent of Hispanic males and 5.9 percent of white males, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

OUT OF THE SHADOWS: EVENT TO COMMEMORATE KITTY FOSTER AND CANADA COMMUNITY

UVA TODAY: OUT OF THE SHADOWS: EVENT TO COMMEMORATE KITTY FOSTER AND CANADA COMMUNITY

March 31, 2011 — A community of African-Americans who lived near the Grounds of the University of Virginia in the 19th and early 20th centuries will be remembered during "Celebrating Catherine Foster and the Canada Neighborhood" on April 8 from 5 to 7 p.m.
 

‘FEARLESS’ POET CLAUDIA RANKINE TO READ, DISCUSS EVENTS IN FERGUSON

UVA TODAY: ‘FEARLESS’ POET CLAUDIA RANKINE TO READ, DISCUSS EVENTS IN FERGUSON

Claudia Rankine, one of the most innovative poets writing today, will visit the University of Virginia on Wednesday. She will read from her just-published book, “Citizen: An American Lyric,” and lead an open discussion focusing on recent events in Ferguson, Missouri.

FEB. 10 TALK ON AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

UVA TODAY: FEB. 10 TALK ON AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

February 4, 2011 — The University of Virginia series, "Class Matters: Race, Labor and Public Policy in Contemporary America," will feature Cheryl D. Hicks from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, speaking on "Engendering Justice: African-American Women, State Punishment and the Criminal Justice System." The forum, free and open to the public, will be held on Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m. in Minor Hall Room 125

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Publications

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