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Yale University (New Haven, CT 06510-1703)
William Peters (Project Director: July 1983 to present)

The Great Argument: Slavery and Antislavery (Scripting: TV Documentary)

To support the writing of a revised script for a television film exploring the pre-Civil War debate over slavery. Three actors in modern dress present a pro-slavery, anti-slavery, and a black perspective and, in narrating the history, adopt the roles of historical figures.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Media, Humanities Projects in

Public Programs

Total amounts:
$8,000 (approved)
$8,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/1984 – 9/30/1985