African American and African Studies Program
AAS 1010--Introduction to African American and African Studies I
UVA TODAY: EXPERT ON MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AS PREACHER TO SPEAK THURSDAY
One of the world’s leading authorities on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a preacher, Jonathan Rieder, a professor of sociology at Columbia University, will speak at the University of Virginia Thursday at 3:30 p.m. on King’s famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”
UVA TODAY: THE DIFFERENCE A DEPARTMENT MAKES: WOODSON INSTITUTE DETERMINES ITS DESTINY
The creeping re-segregation of public schools. Consequences of recent changes to voting rights laws. The widening gap between the wealthy and the poor. The effects of incarceration on families. Charlottesville’s history of race relations.
UVA TODAY: ‘THE HAUNTED AND THE HUNTED’: A FLASH SEMINAR ON STOP-AND-FRISK
UVA TODAY: BLACK STUDIES AND DIGITAL HUMANITIES WILL BE FOCUS OF PANEL DISCUSSION
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.
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: 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: HOW DO WE INTERPRET OBAMA'S VICTORY?
November 7, 2008 — In the days since Barack Obama's election, arguing over how to interpret the victory and what it means has become a national pastime. On Thursday evening, an "Election Post-Mortem" panel sponsored by the University of Virginia’s Carter G. Woodson Institute joined the debate that has filled countless hours of news and talk shows.
UVA TODAY: ART ISN'T JUST THE PURSUIT OF BEAUTY, ACCORDING TO BILL T. JONES
November 13, 2008 — In the artistic projects he takes on, award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones said he wants his dance company to become an engine of change, both in the creative process and in the resulting performance.