The Carter G. Woodson Institute, U.Va.

The Carter G. Woodson Institute

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

WOODSON FELLOWSHIP PIPELINE PRODUCES STRONG ADDITIONS TO UVA FACULTY

UVA TODAY: WOODSON FELLOWSHIP PIPELINE PRODUCES STRONG ADDITIONS TO UVA FACULTY

One is an award-winning historian who researches the labor and medical treatment of black prisoners in the post-Civil War South. The other is an anthropologist who has written – and starred in – a documentary. New additions to the University of Virginia faculty, Talitha LeFlouria and Edwin Kwame Otu are bolstering the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies.

WOODSON FELLOW TO LECTURE FEB. 18

UVA TODAY: WOODSON FELLOW TO LECTURE FEB. 18

February 17, 2009 — The Carter G. Woodson Institute will host a lecture by Woodson postdoctoral fellow John Willis, titled "Which Bodies Cause Misfortune? Gendered Power and Yoruba Masquerades in Nineteenth Century Missionary Discourse," Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in the Kaleidoscope Room on the third floor of Newcomb Hall. A reception will follow in Minor Hall room 108.

WOODSON INSTITUTE FORUM TO ADDRESS RACE, CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

WOODSON INSTITUTE FORUM TO ADDRESS RACE, CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

In response to recent tragic events, including the murders of Charleston church members in June, the torching of multiple churches and several police shootings of unarmed black men, the University of Virginia’s Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies will present a panel discussion, “Engaging Race: Forum on Race, Citizenship and Social Justice,” on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in Minor Hall, room 125.

CHINA-AFRICA RELATIONS TOPIC OF WOODSON INSTITUTE LECTURE ON FEB. 22

UVA TODAY: CHINA-AFRICA RELATIONS TOPIC OF WOODSON INSTITUTE LECTURE ON FEB. 22

February 20, 2012 — China has surpassed the United States as Africa's largest trading partner. David Shinn, a former U.S. emissary to a number of African nations, will lecture on China's relationships with African countries at the University of Virginia on Feb. 22 at 3:30 p.m. in Rouss Hall, room 227.

WOODSON INSTITUTE MARKS 75 YEARS OF ‘THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD’

UVA TODAY: WOODSON INSTITUTE MARKS 75 YEARS OF ‘THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD’

University of Virginia English professor Deborah McDowell was in graduate school when she first read Zora Neale Hurston. Women on college campuses and in living rooms in the mid-1970s were passing around out-of-print, dog-eared copies of her books, especially “Their Eyes Were Watching God.”  

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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