Born into slavery, Skipwith labored for the University before he and his family were shipped to Liberia – a condition of his emancipation.
Recent Articles by
Anne E. Bromley
April 10, 2017
Madison House, UVA’s student volunteer center, organized The BIG Event, in which more than 350 students worked on projects at sites throughout Charlottesville, including local schools, churches and nonprofit organizations.
March 29, 2017
Darden alumna Carolyn Miles leads an organization that provides nutrition, health, education and other services to 165 million children in 120 countries.
March 28, 2017
The University’s Office for Diversity and Equity will honor third-year Jefferson Scholar Attiya Latif and Dr. Randolph Canterbury, senior associate dean for education in the School of Medicine, with the Casteen diversity award on Friday.
March 26, 2017
The Center for Liberal Arts has provided enriching content to Virginia K-12 teachers for more than 30 years. Now it will take its lauded program on the road to other universities, reaching more teachers.
March 15, 2017
“When someone dies, when we fall in love, when people get married – at moments of heightened feeling, we often turn to the compressed, memorable and vivid language of poetry,” says English professor Jahan Ramazani.
March 14, 2017
UVA has taken on the subject of black girlhood in several ways – on the academic front, through an emerging interdisciplinary field of scholarship, and in positive community engagement to help girls of color thrive.
March 05, 2017
People from all walks of life joined in the celebration marking the ‘moment freedom was on the horizon’ for enslaved individuals.
February 27, 2017
As the design team for UVA’s Memorial for Enslaved Laborers continues its work, existing sites and historical markers illuminate some of the rich African-American history on Grounds, from slavery to student leadership.
February 21, 2017
New mitochondrial and nuclear DNA testing of prehistoric skeletal remains provides “the best evidence of a social hierarchy in the ancient Southwest,” according to UVA archaeologist Stephen Plog.