• AAS Program:

    Professor Anne Rotich and the AAS Swahili Program featured in UVA Today

  • In Case You Missed It:

    Woodson faculty member Andew Kahrl published an op-ed in The New York Times based on his new book the Black Tax: 150 Years of Theft, Exploitation, and Dispossession in America

  • Bulletin Board:

    Visit the newly launched Julian Bond Papers Project website

  • 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...

  • Statement on May 4th

    CGWI Director's Statement on May 4th, 2024 (Photo credit: Cal Cary/The Daily Progress, via Associated Press)

  • Eyewitness Perspectives: An Honest Town Hall

    Scheduled for Thursday, May 9 at 12:00 pm, this town hall event, organized by UVA professors and community members, responds to what took place on UVA Grounds on May 4th, 2024.

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.

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.