The Carter G. Woodson Institute, U.Va.

The Carter G. Woodson Institute

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

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.”  

DEBORAH E. MCDOWELL NAMED CARTER G. WOODSON INSTITUTE DIRECTOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

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.

CARTER G. WOODSON INSTITUTE TO HOST LECTURE ON OCT. 29

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.

WOODSON FELLOWSHIPS MAKING WIDESPREAD IMPACT ON THE ACADEMY

UVA Today: WOODSON FELLOWSHIPS MAKING WIDESPREAD IMPACT ON THE ACADEMY

December 7, 2011 — The University of California, Berkeley; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; the University of Michigan; Princeton University – these are just a few of the schools where former fellows from the University of Virginia's Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies have secured academic positions. 

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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