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BC-50503-09

New Jersey Council for the Humanities (Trenton, NJ 08608-1602)
Jane Brailove Rutkoff (Project Director: May 2009 to June 2012)
Sharon Ann Holt (Project Director: June 2012 to June 2011)
A DEMOCRATIC VISION: FORMING A MORE PERFECT UNION

Funding will support two two-semester Clemente Courses in the Humanities entitled "American Freedom: The History of an Ideal," and two residential summer seminars for K-12 teachers on "Washington and Lincoln: Presidents and Slavery" and "Literature and Democracy."

A DEMOCRATIC VISION: FORMING A MORE PERFECT UNION has 2 parts: AMERICAN FREEDOM: THE HISTORY OF AN IDEAL (a Clemente course) provides low-income individuals in 2 NJ cities the opportunity to explore the concept of freedom through history, philosophy, art history & literature; 2 seminars for K-12 teachers, WASHINGTON AND LINCOLN: PRESIDENTS AND SLAVERY examines these leaders through their private relationships with slavery; LITERATURE & DEMOCRACY explores the idea of citizenship & its expression by writers from the founding to the present.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Grants for State Humanities Councils

Division:
Federal/State Partnership

Totals (outright + matching):
$153,630 (approved)
$153,630 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2009 – 2/28/2011