Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 30, 2019
6:00 PM, Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

As part of this summer's citywide Charlottesvillle celebration of "Unity Days," UVA historian Elizabeth Varon will discuss the role of local African American soliders from Albemarle in the Union military during the Civil War. Based on several years of research conducted at the Nau Center, the event is a great opportunity to learn about our "Black Virginians in Blue" digital project that will be launched in Spring 2020.

The event, which is titled "Unity Days Event: African American Men in the Union Army," is free and open to the public and will take place on May 30 at 6:00 PM in the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. Free parking is available in the Center's adjacent garage.

Thursday, October 24, 2019
5:00 to 6:30 PM, Harrison Institute & Small Special Collections Library Auditorium

Join us on Thursday, October 24, 2019, for a book talk delivered by Richard Blackett, professor of history at Vanderbilt University. He will be talking about his newest book, The Captive's Quest for Freedom: Fugitive Slaves, the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law, and the Politics of Slavery (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

This event will be held at the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia. It is free and open to the public and no advance registration is required. Paid parking is available nearby at the Central Grounds Parking Garage located near the UVA bookstore.

Copies of Professor Blackett's book will be available for purchase and there will be a chance to meet the author and have your book signed after our event.

Thursday, January 23, 2020
5:00 to 6:30 PM, Harrison Institute & Small Special Collections Library Auditorium

Our 2019-2020 Crozer Lecture will feature historian A. Wilson Greene talking about his research on USCT soldiers and the Battle of the Crater.

This event will be held at the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia. It is free and open to the public and no advance registration is required. Paid parking is available nearby at the Central Grounds Parking Garage located near the UVA bookstore.

Copies of Dr. Greene's latest book will be available for purchase and there will be a chance to meet the author and have your book signed after our event

Saturday, March 28, 2020
UVA

Our 2020 Signature Conference is tentatively scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 28, 2020. Details about the conference theme, location, and precise date and time will be released as soon as possible.