The Carter G. Woodson Institute, U.Va.

The Carter G. Woodson Institute

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

Spring

ELLA BAKER DAY SYMPOSIUM AT U.VA. TO CELEBRATE 'MOTHER OF CIVIL RIGHTS' MOVEMENT

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.
 

ACTIVIST ANGELA DAVIS TO HEADLINE CONFERENCE ON PRISON POPULATIONS, SPEND A WEEK IN RESIDENCE

UVA TODAY: ACTIVIST ANGELA DAVIS TO HEADLINE CONFERENCE ON PRISON POPULATIONS, SPEND A WEEK IN RESIDENCE

April 13, 2009 — An estimated 32 percent of black males will enter state or federal prison during their lifetimes, compared to 17 percent of Hispanic males and 5.9 percent of white males, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

OUT OF THE SHADOWS: EVENT TO COMMEMORATE KITTY FOSTER AND CANADA COMMUNITY

UVA TODAY: OUT OF THE SHADOWS: EVENT TO COMMEMORATE KITTY FOSTER AND CANADA COMMUNITY

March 31, 2011 — A community of African-Americans who lived near the Grounds of the University of Virginia in the 19th and early 20th centuries will be remembered during "Celebrating Catherine Foster and the Canada Neighborhood" on April 8 from 5 to 7 p.m.
 

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