• In the News:

    The Holsinger Portraits Project, spearheaded by Woodson Faculty affiliate John Mason, featured in the February Issue of Cavalier Daily

  • Bulletin Board:

    Register for the two-day virtual conferece "Religion and Democracy on the African Continent: Colonial Legacies and Postcolonial Possibilities"

  • Attention AAS Majors:

    Please review this important information about the 2022 AAS diploma ceremony on Saturday, May 21st at 12:30 pm

  • In Case You Missed It:

    Woodson Institute's Julian Bond Papers Project awarded a second grant from the National Archives National Historical Records and Publications Committee (NHPRC) 

  • Faculty spotlight:

    Kwame E. Otu awarded the Center for Global Health Equity’s inaugural Richard and Nancy Guerrant Global Health Equity Professorship for his project “Scenes of Toxicity.”

  • Fellowship Feature:

    Former Woodson Fellow,  Zakiyyah Iman Jackson's new book Becoming Human: Matter and Meaning in an Antiblack World (NYU Press, May 2020) wins major awards. 

Over the course of its 40 year history, the Woodson Institute has advanced African American and African Studies around the world by transforming the professoriate, training the next generation of scholars, and educating the general public about issues of race, social justice, and inequality.




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The African American and African Studies curriculum exposes students to the lives and experiences of people in the global African diaspora. 

The fellowship program has supported the work of over 180 emerging scholars who have gone on to shape the field of black studies scholarship.

Welcome to the Carter G. Woodson Institute

Founded in 1981, the CGWI is named in honor of Carter Godwin Woodson, a historian from Buckingham County, VA who is often described as the "father of black history." Read more about Carter G. Woodson's life and legacy.