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University of the District of Columbia (Washington, DC 20008-1122)
Mary W. McHenry (Project Director: September 1972 to present)

American and Afro-American Literature

To do original research studying the work of eight Negro teacher-critics who wrote between 1935 and 1960: Arna Bontemps, Benjamin Brawley, Sterling Brown, Mercer Cook, Arthur P. Davis, Saunders Redding. Their criticism and writings were influential in keeping alive literature written by Afro-Americans in a period before the present interest in Black literature.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$11,250 (approved)
$11,250 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1972 – 5/31/1973