• Save the Date:

    The Jason Max Ferdinand Singers will perform at Old Cabell Hall on February 5th

  • Bulletin Board:

    Attend the Julian Bond Papers Website Launch on February 22nd 4:00 - 5:30 pm, Minor 110

  • Statement after Nov. 13th shooting

    It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the loss of Devin Chandler, D'Sean Perry, and Lavel Davis, Jr...

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.

Feb
22

2023
4:00 pm Minor 110

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.