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City Lore: NY Center for Urban Folk Culture (New York, NY 10003-9345)
Joseph Dorman (Project Director: January 2021 to present)
The Colfax Massacre

Development of a feature-length film about a Reconstruction-era conflict between southern whites and African Americans and its legal and social legacy.

This project explores the history of the 1873 Colfax Massacre, the subsequent Supreme Court case U.S. vs. Cruikshank and their effect on the political rights of the South’s black population and the ultimate fate of Reconstruction.

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Project fields:
African American History; American Government

Media Projects Development

Public Programs

$75,319 (approved)
$75,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2021 – 12/31/2022