The Carter G. Woodson Institute, U.Va.

The Carter G. Woodson Institute

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

News on Fellows: Congratulations Post-Doc Fellow Talitha LeFlouria!

Our own post-doctoral fellow, Talitha LeFlouria was awarded the Leticia Brown Woods book prize last month at the 100th anniversary of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, the organization founded by our namesake, Carter G. Woodson (it was then the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History).  Today’s edition features substantial coverage of Talitha and her prize-winning book, Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South (University of North Carolina Press).

Statement from the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies Regarding President Trump's Executive Order on Immigration

All inhabitants of the globe are now neighbors.      

                                                  --Martin Luther King, Jr. “The World House”


Professor Talitha Leflouria "Chained in Silence: A History of Black Women and Convict Labor" Lecture

Lecture by award-winning historian Talitha L. LeFlouria (University of Virginia) on the plight of post-Civil War black women prisoners and their day-to-day struggles to overcome work-related abuses and violence, based on LeFlouria's award winning book. This event was the 2016 UMass/Five College Graduate Program in History Distinguished Annual Lecture and a part of the 2016-2017 Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series. October, 2016.

News on Fellows: Congratulations Post-Doc Talitha LeFlouria!

We are pleased to announce that Talitha Leflouria has received awards for Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South   

2016 PHILIP TAFT LABOR HISTORY AWARD for the most outstanding book  on American labor history, awarded by Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations and the Labor and Working-Class History Association




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Rambles of a Runaway from Southern Slavery
Henry Goings; ed Calvin Schermerhorn, Michael Plunkett, and Edward Gaynor
The Punitive Turn: New Approaches to Race and Incarceration
Deborah E. McDowell, Claudrena N. Harold, and Juan Battle, eds
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Deborah E. McDowell, ed
Freedom Summer
Sally Belfrage
New Directions in Civil Rights Studies
Armstead L. Robinson and Patricia Sullivan, eds