History Maker of the Week: Dancer and Choreographer Judith Jamison

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 22, … Continue reading

The HistoryMakers Digital Archive offers Fellowship opportunities for Faculty & Students

As part of a two-year $1,000,000 grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the HistoryMakers Digital Archive is funding three fellowships—one in academic research, another in digital humanities, and a third in creative study. University Librarian John Unsworth is leading the effort to … Continue reading

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

The Library Celebrates Black History with Song, Images, and Digital History

This year, the Library is celebrating Black History Month with concerts, exhibitions, and The HistoryMakers Digital Archive. Please come to all the events if you can, and please view the events calendar of the Office of African-American Affairs for more … 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

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

The HistoryMakers Video Archive opens Full Range of African-American Experience

“Just dealing with prominent blacks is not about history,” said novelist, poet, film producer, and activist Sam Greenlee, “We only hear about those who attracted the attention of white folks …”* Greenlee’s 2001 observation from his interview with Harvard graduate, … Continue reading