WOODSON INSTITUTE SERIES FULFILLS STUDENTS’ ‘THIRST’ FOR CIVIL RIGHTS HISTORY
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.
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.
UVA TODAY: WOODSON INSTITUTE'S INFLUENCE TRANSCENDS U.VA.
October 10, 2008 — The lobby of Minor Hall at the University of Virginia is adorned with poster-sized covers of books written by previous fellows at the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies.
UVA TODAY: U.VA.'S WOODSON INSTITUTE TO HOLD SYMPOSIUM ON THE NAACP'S 100TH ANNIVERSARY
October 19, 2009 — The nation's oldest, largest and most widely recognized civil rights organization, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, is 100 years old this year.
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.”
UVA TODAY: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA'S CARTER G. WOODSON INSTITUTE CELEBRATES CENTENNIAL OF AUTHOR RICHARD WRIGHT'S BIRTH
April 3, 2008 — "Juvenile Delinquent Becomes Famous Writer" — that's how one critic described author Richard Wright.
UVA TODAY: DEBORAH E. MCDOWELL NAMED CARTER G. WOODSON INSTITUTE DIRECTOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
April 23, 2008 — Deborah E. McDowell, the Alice Griffin Professor of Literary Studies at the University of Virginia, has been named director of the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at U.Va. She had been interim director for the past year, overseeing an active year of programming.
UVA TODAY: U.VA'S CARTER G. WOODSON INSTITUTE CELEBRATING ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY
UVA TODAY: CARTER G. WOODSON INSTITUTE TO HOST LECTURE ON OCT. 29
October 27, 2008 — The University of Virginia's Carter G. Woodson Institute will host a lecture by Woodson pre-doctoral fellow Brandi Hughes. "News from Africa: Spelman's Missionary 'Mothers' on the Threshold of the Colonial State, 1881-1922," will be held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in Newcomb Hall's Kaleidoscope Room.