UVA TODAY: ‘JUNETEENTH’ TO BE COMMEMORATED WITH FILM SCREENING
UVA TODAY: NEW YORK TIMES JOURNALIST CHARLES M. BLOW TO SPEAK AT U.VA. OCT. 25
Charles M. Blow, the New York Times’ visual op-ed columnist whose articles appear on Saturdays, will talk about “Demographics and Destiny: How America’s Rapidly Changing Demographics are Changing our Politics” on Oct. 25 at 4 p.m. in the Garrett Hall Great Room at the University of Virginia.
VISITING SPEAKER TO DISCUSS BLACK POLITICAL THOUGHT TOMORROW
UVA TODAY: THE REV. DR. CALVIN O. BUTTS III, CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST, TO SPEAK AT U.VA. SEPT. 16
September 3, 2008 — The Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts III, civil rights activist and pastor of the nationally renowned Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City, will visit the University of Virginia Sept. 16 and 17 to participate in the Explorations in Black Leadership series. He will speak on "Integrity and Leadership" Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. in the Newcomb Hall Art Gallery.
UVA TODAY: U.VA. HOLDS FORUM ON BARACK OBAMA'S RACE RELATIONS SPEECH
March 26, 2008 — "What would be needed … to narrow the gap between the promise of our ideals and the reality of our time?"
UVA TODAY: VALERIE COOPER'S NEW BOOK LOOKS AT PIONEER ABOLITIONIST'S USE OF THE BIBLE
March 1, 2012 — Maria Stewart, a free black woman born in Hartford, Conn., in 1803, is thought to be the first American woman to give a political speech before a "promiscuous" audience, in 1832.
UVA TODAY: MEDIA ADVISORY: U.VA. TO SPONSOR EVENT IN HONOR OF JULIAN BOND SATURDAY
Members of the University of Virginia and local communities are invited to gather at Darden Towe Park Saturday at 2:30 p.m. to honor and reflect on the life and legacy of former U.Va. history professor and civil rights leader. Across the nation, friends and admirers of Bond will organize similar gatherings and, at 3 p.m., release flowers into the water in his honor (see more information here).
UVA TODAY: E.T. IN BRAZIL? FRIDAY TALK TO FOCUS ON NEW ‘THIRD MILLENNIUM’ RELIGION
Descendants of a race of extraterrestrials, sent to Earth to advance humanity’s spiritual evolution in preparation for a Third Millennium, are living in Brazil.
UVA TODAY: ELLA BAKER DAY SYMPOSIUM AT U.VA. TO CELEBRATE 'MOTHER OF CIVIL RIGHTS' MOVEMENT
March 28, 2011 — A list of the titans of the Civil Rights Movement includes Thurgood Marshall, A. Philip Randolph and Martin Luther King Jr. But the list should include Ella Baker, an unsung heroine of the movement who worked closely, but quietly, with those titans over her long career.
UVA TODAY: SYMPOSIUM TRACES HISTORY OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY