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Grand Challenges Research Investments move the needle with a new Digital Technology for Democracy Lab.
The Freedman’s Bank failure is a generational memory that still haunts Black Americans, says UVA history professor Justene Hill Edwards, author of the forthcoming book, “Savings and Trust: The Rise and Betrayal of the Freedman’s Bank,” which she wrote with support from the Karsh Institute.
Former federal judge J. Michael Luttig came to the University of Virginia as part of a Karsh Institute of Democracy event covering the 14th Amendment and the February 8 Supreme Court case, Trump v. Anderson.
Former appeals court judge J. Michael Luttig has been selected as the Karsh Institute's first Distinguished Fellow in Law and Democracy.