#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.
#TranscribeBond Event Information
The Carter G. Woodson Institute, in partnership with the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, Center for Digital Editing, Scholars’ Lab, and Virginia Humanities, announces the launch of The Papers of Julian Bond with a special two-day event.
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.
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.
Talitha LeFlouria has been awarded a coveted and prestigious fellowship from the Carnegie Corporation for her new project, “The Search for Jane Crow: Black Women and Mass Incarceration in America.”
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, 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, 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.