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In Memory of Julian Bond

We at the University of Virginia’s Alumni & Parent Engagement grieve with you as we remember the Civil Rights Legend, Julian Bond, in light of his passing on August 15, 2015. We remember Julian Bond as a passionate teacher and leader here at the University of Virginia, always willing to give back by sharing his […]

The First Attack on Charleston’s AME Church

(Reprinted with permission by Maurie McInnis) In 1822, white residents burned the predecessor to today’s church, fearing an insurrection by the city’s black majority. By Maurie McInnis, U.Va Vice Provost for Academic Affairs; Professor of Art History and author of Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade. In the dark of night, […]

Segregating History

By: Corinne Field, Lecturer, Corcoran Department of History and Women, Gender & Sexuality Program For historians who focus on the lives of African American women, late winter is a busy time.  First come invitations to celebrate Black History Month in February, then requests to honor Women’s History Month in March. As this year’s celebrations wind […]

The Work of the Enslaved Laborers at UVa in the Early Days

By: Kirt von Daacke, Associate Professor of History and Assistant Dean in the College of Arts & Sciences and Co-Chair, President’s Commission on Slavery and the University As the spring 2015 semester begins at the University of Virginia, we are now only two years away from the beginnings of what will surely be several years of bicentennial […]

Elimination of Violence Against Women: How Do We Respond?

by Charlotte Chapman, Director of Counseling at the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center at U.Va. We have just acknowledged Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October and in November we have Elimination of Violence Against Women Day. These events, along with awareness and prevention activities, always bring up questions for me. As Director of Counseling at the […]

Lessons of Civil Rights Movement Still Relevant

by Alberta Phillips Posted in the Austin-American Statesman Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Over the years, I’ve studied the civil rights movement, reading such books as Taylor Branch’s “Parting the Waters” and watching documentaries such as “Eyes on the Prize.” And last month, I was fortunate to hear from some of the heroes of the movement […]