NEH Grants Awarded to AAAS (in Collaboration with the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality) and Matory's Center for African & African American Research

Monday, October 1, 2012

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded AAAS, in collaboration with the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality, a grant to conduct a three-week summer institute for secondary school teachers to be held in July 2013 on "African American Literature and Social History."

Professor J. Lorand Matory's Center for African and African American Research has received a NEH grant to support the John Hope Franklin Young Scholars Program for a project called "Crafting Freedom."  Matory states that the project will focus on, "how African-American craftspeople managed to secure their own and their families' manumission and make a living under the oppressive circumstances of the antebellum South."