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Southern University and A&M College System (New Orleans, LA 70126-0002)
Clyde Robertson (Project Director: July 2020 to present)
Pontchartrain Park Pioneers: An Oral History of New Orleans’ Civil Rights Era Segregated Black “Suburb in the City”

A one-year curriculum development project integrating local oral histories into six humanities courses.

This project utilizes oral histories of New Orleans African Americans who achieved the “American Dream” of homeownership in the second oldest American all-black “suburb in the city” in the 1950s and early 1960s and the first in New Orleans to tell a larger story. Denied by “redlining” from buying homes in the rest of the city, they formed their own community. The project strengthens the teaching and study of the humanities at SUNO by developing new resources in the form of these oral histories, creating a digital Teaching Module for sharing them in humanities courses, teaching them in humanities courses, and preserving them digitally.

Project fields:
African American History

Humanities Initiatives at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Education Programs

$46,150 (approved)
$46,150 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2021 – 1/31/2022