The Library Joins Community to Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

From January 16–31 UVA will join with the community to celebrate the life and legacy of slain civil rights champion Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a program of events centered around the theme “Silence as Betrayal,” taken from a … Continue reading

Special Collections Enriches High Schoolers’ Research into Legacy of Slavery on Grounds

A recent article in UVA Today describes how a group of high school students literally got their hands dirty this summer, digging in the earth of James Madison’s Montpelier plantation to uncover evidence of how enslaved workers lived in the 19th … Continue reading

Library Research Archivist Ervin Jordan on “The Coy Barefoot Program.”

“As a historian I feel it is my duty to offer whatever information I can to this community to objectively deal with this issue…I feel I can contribute something to keep this to a civil conversation about civic space here … Continue reading