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University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT 06269-9000)
Robert W. Stephens (Project Director: February 2015 to present)
Mary Ellen Junda (Co Project Director: July 2015 to present)

Gullah Voices: Traditions and Transformations

Two one-week workshops for seventy-two school teachers on the history and cultural memory of the Gullah people through the arts.

The University of Connecticut in collaboration with The Penn Cultural Center in St Helena, South Carolina, requests support from the National Endowment for the Humanities to repeat a Landmarks of American History Workshop, Gullah Voices: Traditions and Transformations. We propose to offer two, one-week workshops for 80 (40 in each workshop) middle and secondary school teachers from across the country to explore the history and cultural memory of the Gullah people through the arts. Gullah Voices will take place July 10-15 and July 17-22, 2016 in Savannah, Georgia, a major urban center of Gullah culture, and will include excursions to Landmark sites throughout the Lowcountry, a geographic and cultural region located along the South Carolina and Georgia coasts that includes the Sea Islands.

Project fields:
African American History; American Studies; Cultural History

Landmarks of American History

Education Programs

Total amounts:
$177,917 (approved)
$176,409 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 1/31/2017