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The Golden Year - Honoring 50 years of AfricanAmerican Achievements at U.Va.

Featured Events

January 15-17

Gesel Mason Residency

Presented by: the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts and several U.Va. entities, including the Department of Drama, Vice Provost for the Arts, College of Arts and Sciences, Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies and the Office of African-American Affairs.

January 19

"King and Obama: The Dream The Promise, The Fulfillment?" A panel discussion.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Presented by the Office of African American Affairs

January 28

Ralph Bunche Society Presentation & Reception

Harrison-Small Special Collections Library, 7 p.m.


Black History Month

Sponsored by the Office of African-American Affairs

February 17

Black History Month Program, featuring Julian Bond

Presented by the Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School

JAG School Auditorium, 1 p.m.



Walter N. Ridley Distinguished Speaker series
Presented by the Curry School of Education

March 20

Another Music: An Evening with Rita Dove and Boyd Tinsley

Hosted by the Virginia Festival of the Book

8 p.m., Paramount Theater

March 30-April 3

Ralph Bunche Society Week

Hosted by the U.Va. Ralph Bunche Society

April 3-5

Black Alumni Weekend
Sponsored by the Alumni Association

April 11-16

Angela Davis Residency
Presented by the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African and African American Studies


Early Days Celebration

Event featuring the first 17 African American graduates of U.Va.

Presented by the Office of Diversity, School of Medicine


Symposium Celebrating the NAACP's Centennial

Presented by the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African and African American Studies