Corcoran Department of History

Oral History Project Finding ‘Unique Vantage Point’ of Civil Rights Era Teachers

Johnnie M. Fullerwinder, the first African-American teacher at George Washington High School in Danville

Teachers in the Movement, is a civil rights oral history research project aimed at videotaping first-person accounts of educators who found themselves at the forefront of social activism taking place in schools, classrooms and communities during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

U.Va. Arts in Action: 10 Highlights From a Blockbuster Arts Season

U.Va. Historian O’Shaughnessy Wins $50,000 Washington Book Prize

  O'Shaughnessy, who holds British and U.S. citizenship, told the story of the American Revolution through mini-biographies of 10 British generals.  (Photo: Jen Fariello)

Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy of the University of Virginia has won the prestigious George Washington Book Prize for his examination of British generals in the American Revolution, the prize’s trio of sponsors announced Tuesday at a black-tie event held at Mount Vernon, Washington’s historic home.

U.Va. Historian Alan Taylor Wins 2014 Pulitzer for Book on Slaves and War

U.Va. historian Alan Taylor, one of the nation’s premier experts in Colonial America and the early U.S. republic, has received a Pulitzer Prize for his book, “The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832.”

University of Virginia historian Alan Taylor, one of the nation’s premier experts in Colonial America and the early U.S. republic, has received a Pulitzer Prize for his book, The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832.”

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