The Carter G. Woodson Institute, U.Va.

The Carter G. Woodson Institute

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

Claudrena Harold

Professor (AAS/History)

20th Century U.S.; African-American History

291 Nau Hall

Claudrena N. Harold is a professor of African American and African Studies and History .  In 2007, she published her first book, The Rise and Fall of the Garvey Movement in the Urban South, 1918-1942.  Her latest monograph  is New Negro Politics in the Jim Crow South, which was published by the University of Georgia Press.

In 2018, she and Louis Nelson coedited the volume, Charlottesville 2017: The Legacy of Race and Inequity. 

As a part of her ongoing work on the history of black student activism at UVA, she wrote, produced, and co-directed with Kevin Everson  six short films: Sugarcoated Arsenic, Fastest Man in the State, 70 kg, U. Of Virginia, 1976, How Can We Ever Be Late, and We Demand.  These films have screened at the National Gallery of Art, the Whitney Museum,  Berlin International Film Festival, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival,  the London Film Festival,   the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Vienna International Film Festival, New York Film Festival,  Festival du Nouveau Cinema, the Media City Film Festival, and Porto Post Doc Film and Media Festival.