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Lancit Media Visions, Inc. (New York, NY 10025-7251)
Cecily Truett (Project Director: September 1985 to present)

The Career of Nathaniel Gordon: A 19th-Century Slave Trader

To support the planning of a two-hour television drama which will focus on the career of Nathaniel Gordon, the only man ever convicted and executed for im- porting slaves into the United States. Retracing this case will shed light on the social, political, and legal circumstance of the pre-Civil War period.

Project fields:
American Studies

Media, Humanities Projects in

Public Programs

Total amounts:
$20,000 (approved)
$20,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/1986 – 7/31/1986