History Maker of the Week: Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States

During Black History Month, Library News & Announcements is featuring one history maker per week from the HistoryMakers Digital Archive to coincide with the Office of African-American Affairs’ Black Themed Friday events at the Luther Porter Jackson Black Cultural Center. On February 15, … Continue reading

History Maker of the Week: Oscar-winning Composer Isaac Hayes

During Black History Month, Library News & Announcements is featuring one history maker per week from the HistoryMakers Digital Archive to coincide with the Office of African-American Affairs’ Black Themed Friday events at the Luther Porter Jackson Black Cultural Center. On February 8, … Continue reading

History Maker of the Week: Jazz Great Ellis Marsalis, Jr.

During Black History Month, Library News & Announcements will feature one history maker per week from the HistoryMakers Digital Archive to coincide with the Office of African-American Affairs’ Black Themed Friday events at the Luther Porter Jackson Black Cultural Center. Today, … Continue reading

Stories That Need Telling—Library’s Wikipedia Edit-a-thon “Surfaces” Black Life in Charlottesville

Would you like to learn to edit Wikipedia and tell the world more about Charlottesville’s African-American community at the same time? Then register and come to the auditorium of the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library on Friday, November … Continue reading

Going Back to Go Forward—Jacqueline Battalora Explores Significance of the term “White People”

Why does a former Chicago cop think it’s important to know that the term “white people” didn’t exist in America as a matter of law until 1681? What social and economic forces in colonial America invented a category of human … Continue reading

UVA Today Article Highlights Library Collaboration with The HistoryMakers Digital Archive

An article in UVA Today offers additional details about the Library’s efforts announced here to enhance the visibility of The HistoryMakers—the largest digital archive of oral African-American history in existence. The project, funded by a new $1,000,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon … Continue reading

“A Summer in the Life of our City”—Photo Essay by Eze Amos in the C-ville Weekly

Anybody who’s seen photos taken by the Library’s Digital Production Technical Lead Eze Amos knows what a talented photographer he is. His work is regularly featured in C-ville Weekly and Edible Blue Ridge, and his images have been published by the … Continue reading

UVA Receives Mellon Grant to Advance The HistoryMakers Digital Archive

The University of Virginia (UVA) Library has launched a project to advance The HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive. UVA Library’s collaboration with the HistoryMakers, as well as with Carnegie Mellon University, is funded by a … Continue reading

Emancipation in History and Memory: UVA Library Commemorates the Era of Emancipation

Beginning September 28, the Library will join with the Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity, the President’s Commission on Slavery and the University, the Rotunda at the University of Virginia, the John L. Nau … Continue reading

The Library is Now Streaming Theater Productions of Shakespeare from the Globe in London!

Thanks to the late actor and director Sam Wannamaker whose Globe Trust oversaw construction of an authentic Elizabethan playhouse across the road from the site of Shakespeare’s Globe in London, audiences don’t have to time-travel 4 centuries to see Shakespeare’s … Continue reading