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WGBH Educational Foundation (Boston, MA 02135-2016)
Peter S. McGhee (Project Director: August 1978 to present)

The Sarah Roberts Case of 1849

To research and develop a 90-minute dramatic script on the Sarah Roberts case of 1849 in Boston.

To research and develop a television drama of the Sarah Roberts Case of 1849 in Boston, the landmark court suit which established the "separate but equal" doctrine and, through it, to portray the lives of significant 19th century black leaders.

Project fields:
History, General

Media, Humanities Projects in

Public Programs

Total amounts:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/1979 – 6/30/1979