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Historic Hudson Valley (Pocantico Hills, NY 10591-5591)
Ross W. Higgins (Project Director: June 2014 to June 2016)
Slavery in the North Website

Development of a website that explores northern slavery through individual stories that illustrate how enslaved people endured and resisted the institution of slavery.

Historic Hudson Valley's website project will address the history of slavery in the colonial North, with a special focus on individuality and resistance. It is an outgrowth of our NEH-funded reinterpretation of Philipsburg Manor, HHV’s National Historic Landmark in Sleepy Hollow, NY, where we have been presenting the history of northern colonial slavery--and, later, incorporating themes of individuality and resistance--for years. HHV is determined to bring this personalized history online and engage with the public in new, exciting ways. Through Discovery, HHV will: 1) Convene a select group of humanities scholars, museum professionals, education advisors, and digital media experts; 2) Identify, update, and prioritize our humanities content involving northern colonial enslavement and resistance; 3) Determine how content will be structured and presented online to engage a 21st-century audience; and 4) Create a design document that details the fundamental aspects of the website.

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

Digital Projects for the Public: Discovery Grants

Public Programs

$30,000 (approved)
$30,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2015 – 12/31/2015