National Endowment for the Humanities Funds Research Projects at HBCUs

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The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced $24.7 million in grants for 208 humanities projects across the country. These grants support humanities initiatives at college campuses, innovative digital resources, conservation, research, and infrastructure projects at cultural institutions. Several of these grants have been awarded to historically Black colleges and universities. Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama received a $129,366 grant for a one-year project creating a living history museum based on the life of Dred Scott. A faculty member at historically Black Delaware State University received a grant for a book project on race and the building of the Burma Road, a major infrastructure project in the China-Burma-India theater of World War II. Howard University received a grant for research leading to the revision of an undergraduate course on minority health and urban design in Baltimore since 1900. A second grant will fund a two-year project to create a digital humanities graduate certificate. Morehouse College in Atlanta received a grant for research and writing leading to an open-access digital book on West African melody and its cultural retentions in African-American music. Morgan State University in Baltimore received a grant for research and writing leading to a book that reconstructs the...

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