Images from the Holsinger Studio Photograph Collection, Special Collections Digital Center, University of Virginia Library

Welcome to the World Wide Web home page for The Carter G. Woodson Institute for Afro-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia. The Institute was established in 1981 in response to student and faculty demands for a more coherent African and African-American Studies program and a more aggressive program of minority recruitment at the University. It is an interdisciplinary teaching and research center drawing the majority of its faculty and students from the humanities.

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"Carter G. Woodson: Teacher, Historian, Publisher," by Charles H. Austin (1943)
Office of War Information, News Bureau; Courtesy of
National Archives

The founders of the Woodson Institute chose its name to honor the Virginia-born founder of African and African American Studies and to challenge the historically white University to place the African American experience at the center of its teaching and research programs.