Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies

Congratulations Class of 2018  from all of us at the Carter G. Woodson Institute upon successful completion of a demanding course of study!  We are as pleased and as proud as your family must be.  We are looking forward to seeing you at our diploma ceremony.



Our departmental diploma ceremony will be conducted Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Minor Hall Room 125


Please come out for SWAHILI CULTURAL NIGHT.


When: April 27,2017

Where: 110 Minor Hall

Time: 5:00-6:30PM


You are invited to the Swahili Cultural Night event organized by Swahili Students at UVA. Students will be presenting skits, songs and poems. They also welcome you to taste some delicious Swahili food.


See you there!

"Enduring Questions, New Methods: Haitian Studies in the 21st Century"

In the spirit of Papa Legba (a Haitian lwa, or spirit, who acts as a crossroads between the human and non-human worlds), this conference is dedicated to what Gina Ulysse has called “New Narratives of Haiti.” We envision this conference as a series of roundtables. Dispensing with formal papers, we hope to facilitate conversation as a crossroads at which scholars might generatively explore Haitian history, art, politics, and culture in ways that contest narratives of fear, repression, failure, and dependency.

Woodson Institute's 'August in Perspective: Creative Responses' Calls to Body and Soul

Writing and performing original plays and hip-hop. Learning African dances that enslaved people brought with them from regions of Africa to the American South. Making collages with “found” poetry. Putting broken pottery back together – showing the cracks – using the Japanese kintsugi repair method.

August in Perspective: Culminating Showcase

Culminating Showcase  

  • March 2nd 7:00 pm, The Haven
  • Performance of "A King's Story" by Joshua St. Hill, Amaya Wallace, and the Monticello Drama Department
  • Performance of plays created during the 12-hour play project, "How to Live in Charlottesville"
  • Performance of musical composition on redevelopment by children of Friendship Court
  • Poetry readings
  • Display and discussion of Kintsugi pottery and Solidarity Cards



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