Notes on the State:

Coming February 2019

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Notes on the State is a six-part podcast series produced at UVA’s Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies. The podcast engages with the “state” of our nation today through the history of one of its most complicated figures: Thomas Jefferson.

In addition to featuring conversations about Jefferson’s legacy, the series also engages with the future of UVa as an institution:

  • how does UVa update its narratives while preserving its traditions?
  • Can the University reach its highest ideals despite its greatest contradictions?
  • What responsibility does UVa as an institution have to the very people that have historically been excluded?


Coming soon:

Q1: Jefferson’s Design

How to listen


Disclosure: this podcast is supported by the University of Virginia Bicentennial with funding provided by the Alumni
Board of Trustees.