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Gregory H. Swanson Ceremony
February 5 at 4:00 PM
Caplin Pavilion

Award, Portrait to Honor UVA and UVA Law’s First Black Student at Feb. 5 Ceremony

The University of Virginia School of Law will honor the late Gregory Hayes Swanson, the first African-American enrollee at UVA and its first black law student, at a ceremony Monday, Feb. 5 in Caplin Pavilion. The event, which is open to the public and begins at 4 p.m., will kick off the school's bicentennial celebration with an unveiling of a portrait of Swanson and the presentation of an award in his honor.

Albemarle-Charlottesville NAACP – FOUNDERS’ DAY CELEBRATION
February 18 at 4:00 PM
Zion Union Baptist Church
Guest Speaker – Gary L. Flowers



Black (Contemporary) History Month: Eyes on Activism

A University of Virginia Library February Series:

Co-Sponsored with The Carter G. Woodson Institute, the Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures (IHGC), the Americas Center/Centro de las Americas, the American Studies Program, the Center for Global Health, Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity, and the Office of African-American Affairs at the University of Virginia:


“Eyes (and Ears) on Economic Activism”  
Friday, February 9, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Auditorium of the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library

A look back at the Poor People’s Campaign and the lead up to the Resurrection City of 1968 while looking forward to the 50thanniversary and a new push for economic revitalization with activist photographers Maria Varela, Laura Jones, and activist/author Chuck Fager.

Moderated by John Mason, UVa Corcoran Department of History
Lunch served at 12:00 p.m.


“Eyes on Health, Medicine, & Biases”
Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. –3:30 p.m.


Auditorium of the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library

An investigation into how medical biases against African-Americans hurt all people with Dayna Matthew, UVa School of Law; Cameron Webb, UVa School of Medicine; Preston Reynolds, UVa School of Medicine, and Michael Williams, UVa School of Medicine.
Moderated by Greg Townsend, UVa School of Medicine
Lunch served at 1:30 p.m.


“Eyes on Racism & Activism in the Media”
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Auditorium of the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library

An exploration of depictions of blackness in media and the role of legacy and social media in activist movements with Carmenita Higginbotham, UVa McIntire Department of Art, Meredith Clark, UVa Department of Media Studies,  and Lisa Woolfork, UVa Department of English
Moderated by Phylissa Mitchell, UVa Library
Reception – 4:30 p.m.


“Eyes on SNCC”
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The Rotunda, Multipurpose Room

A deeper dive into Julian Bond’s papers and the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) with Faith Holsaert, Editor of Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC; John Gartrell, Director of the John Hope Franklin Research Center, Duke University Libraries, and Krystal Appiah,  Archives and Special Collections, UVa Library

Download this list of FEBRUARY – BLACK HISTORY MONTH events by clicking here.


The Albemarle-Charlottesville NAACP monthly meeting will be held on Monday, February 12th, 2018. The meeting will be held at J.P. Burley Middle School (Room 209) and will begin at 7 p.m. The school is located at 901 Rose Hill Drive,  Charlottesville, VA. 22903
Dr. M. Rick Turner will speak on "WHY BLACK HISTORY"


2018 NAACP Lobby Day Followup

VSC NAACP Leaders, Members, Community Partners & Friends,

We express a very special thanks to all who participated in the successful 2018 NAACP Lobby Day activity on Tuesday at the Virginia General Assembly.

Given the excitement among participants throughout the day, Legislators we connect with about key Bills, our solid presence in the House of Delegates Chamber to be introduced as members of Virginia State Conference NAACP and the highly visible presence of so many informed and knowledgeable NAACP members at the General Assembly, the day was a significant success.

For those who could not join us, we hope you will be able to be involved in the future. Remember, our 2019 VSC Lobby Day is scheduled for Tuesday, January 15th – always the Tuesday after MLK Day.

Again, thanks!

Jesse Frierson, Political Action Committee Chair
2018 NAACP Lobby Day Coordinator
Virginia State Conference NAACP

VSC NAACP Lobby Team
Virginia State Conference NAACP


2018 Lobby Day Flier

FYI…. The following represents some of the issues which greatly impact African Americans and many others across Virginia The VSC NAACP Lobby Team will be lobbying for the legislative interests below:
* Increase Virginia’s Felony Grand Larceny Threshold to at least $1500.00
* Form Statewide Procedures for Law Enforcement’s Use of Body Worn and
Dashboard Cameras
• End All Laws and Public Policies that Contribute to Virginia’s Cradle to Prison Pipeline by Immediately Putting in Place Moratorium on Long Term Suspension in Virginia’s Public Schools
• Increase the Current $7.25 Per Hour Minimum Wage Up to a $15.00 Per Hour Living Wage in Virginia
• Excuse Absentee Voting and Same Day Voting Registration