The Carter G. Woodson Institute, U.Va.

The Carter G. Woodson Institute

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

Listening Roundtable with A.D. Carson



Lanice Avery, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Women and Gender Studies, UVA

Marcus Fitzgerald, Music Producer and Recording Artist

Jack Hamilton, Assistant Professor of Media Studies, UVA

Njelle Hamilton, Assistant Professor of African-American and African Studies, UVA

Guthrie Ramsey, Professor of Music & Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania 


UVA Today: Historian Kevin Gaines is UVA's First Julian Bond Professor


By Anne E. Bromley

On a bright autumn afternoon in Cleveland more than 50 years ago, 6-year-old Kevin Gaines waited for a rally at his neighborhood playground to see a visitor he already knew was important: a minister named Martin Luther King Jr.

Alas, hearing the civil rights icon was not to happen that day for Gaines. King’s arrival was delayed so long that at sunset, the boy decided to head home and not be late for dinner.

Currents in Conversation: "The Prison Strike and the Carceral State"

The "Currents in Conversation" fora explore issues and topics dominating the headlines, airwaves, and social media platforms with implications for the study of race. This Fall, we pick up on a topic that has received precious little air-time on major news organizations: the Nationwide Prison Strike, which took place across 13 states from August 21st - September 9th, 2018. 

Panelists Include:

Susan Burton: Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women


Susan Burton is a widely recognized leader in the national criminal justice reform movement.

Ms. Burton will be discussing her book and work as an activist and advocate for incarcerated women. 

She is author of the NAACP Image Award-winning book, Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women, and founder of A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project. 


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