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Mississippi Valley State University (Itta Bena, MS 38941-1401)
Jianqing Zheng (Project Director, 07/10/2006 - present)
AB-50020-07
Richard Wright: A Mississippi Writer

No project description available

Project fields: American Studies
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HBCUs
Division: Education Programs
Total amounts: $30,000 (approved); $30,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2007 – 12/31/2007

Mississippi Valley State University (Itta Bena, MS 38941-1401)
Jianqing Zheng (Project Director, 07/16/2012 - present)
AB-50148-13
African-American Literary Heritage: Three Mississippi Writers

No project description available

Project fields: Literature, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HBCUs
Division: Education Programs
Total amounts: $55,755 (approved); $42,698 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2013 – 6/30/2014

Claflin University (Orangeburg, SC 29115-6815)
Mitali Wong (Project Director, 07/08/2011 - present)
AB-50097-12
Reading Classical and Contemporary Literature from South Asia through an Interdisciplinary Literary Lens

To support: A two-year series of faculty workshops, course development, and public lectures on classical and contemporary literature from South Asia.

"Classical and Contemporary Literature from South Asia" is a two-year series of faculty workshops, public lectures, and course development at Claflin University on classical and contemporary literature from South Asia. Ten faculty members participate in three major project activities: faculty study workshops; discussion forums following four public lectures by visiting scholars Muhammad Umar Memon, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Thibaut d'Hubert, University of Chicago; Waqas Khwaja, Agnes Scott College; and Deepika Bahri, Emory University; and faculty-student presentations at Claflin University's annual Regional English and Language Arts Pedagogy Conference. They also create an interdisciplinary special topics course, South Asia: Texts and Contexts, in both on-campus and studyabroad formats. Readings from the Classical period include the autobiography of Mughal dynasty founder Zaheeruddin Babur and the memoir of his daughter Gulbadan Begum, as well as works by Persian poets Abolqasem Firdousi and Shamsuddin Hafiz; Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib; Indian poets Amir Khusro and Kabir Das; and Indian philosopher Tulsi Das. Colonial-era readings include the writings of M. K. Gandhi, novels by Mulk Raj Anand and Raja Rao, a memoir by Dhan Gopal Mukerji, and works by Indian, Bangladeshi, and Pakistani poets Rabindranath Tagore, Kazi Nazrul Islam, and Sir Muhammad Iqbal. Postcolonial and contemporary readings include works by the Afghan novelists Khaled Hosseini and Atiq Rahimi; other novels by Salman Rushdie, Mohsin Hamid, and Arvind Adiga; the memoirs of poets Meena Alexander and Bapsi Sidhwa; and works by Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz and Jewish Indian poet Nissim Ezekiel. The selected texts contribute to an understanding of the diverse literary heritage of South Asia and build upon Claflin University's existing faculty and student exchange programs with nine universities in the Indian subcontinent.

Project fields: Comparative Literature
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HBCUs
Division: Education Programs
Total amounts: $99,922 (approved); $98,696 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2012 – 12/31/2013

Grambling State University (Grambling, LA 71245)
Hugh Wilson (Project Director, 07/10/2006 - present)
AB-50029-07
Enhancing the Comprehension, Appreciation and Teaching of Western Literature: from Homer to Shakespeare at HBCUs

No project description available

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HBCUs
Division: Education Programs
Total amounts: $75,000 (approved); $75,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2007 – 12/31/2007

Grambling State University (Grambling, LA 71245)
Hugh Wilson (Project Director, 07/01/2013 - present)
AB-50185-14
Enhancing the Teaching of Ancient Greek Drama at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

No project description available

Project fields: Classical Literature, Literature, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HBCUs
Division: Education Programs
Total amounts: $99,848 (approved); $99,848 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 12/31/2014

Kentucky State University (Frankfort, KY 40601-2355)
George Weick (Project Director, 07/10/2006 - present)
AB-50018-07
Reinvigorating Humanities Teaching and Learning through a Comparative Approach to World Literature

No project description available

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HBCUs
Division: Education Programs
Total amounts: $29,862 (approved); $29,862 (awarded)
Grant period: 2/1/2007 – 5/31/2008

Savannah State University (Savannah, GA 31404-5255)
Ronald Bailey (Project Director, 06/21/2010 - 08/27/2012); Cornelius St.Mark (Project Director, 08/28/2012 - 04/09/2014); Robert Smith (Project Director, 04/10/2014 - present)
AB-50084-11
STUDYING THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE IN SAVANNAH AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA: DEVELOPING RESOURCES FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY EXPLO

No project description available

Project fields: African American Studies
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HBCUs
Division: Education Programs
Total amounts: $99,929 (approved); $99,929 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2015

Winston-Salem State University (Winston-Salem, NC 27110-0001)
Joti Sekhon (Project Director, 07/08/2011 - present); Rose Sackeyfio (Co Project Director, 12/07/2011 - 12/07/2011); Robert Anderson (Co Project Director, 12/07/2011 - present)
AB-50109-12
Integrating Teaching and Learning about India in the Curriculum through the Humanities and the Liberal Arts

To support: A three-year series of faculty study workshops, guest lectures, and seminars providing an overview of India from historical and contemporary perspectives.

"Integrating India into the Liberal Arts Curriculum" is a three-year series of faculty study workshops, guest lectures, and follow-up seminars at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) providing an overview of India from historical and contemporary perspectives. As a part of the project, an interdisciplinary group of twelve WSSU faculty members (consisting of a core group of five humanities faculty, one faculty member each from the School of Business and Economics and the School of Health Sciences, and five faculty members chosen at large from across the campus) undertake an overview of India from historical and contemporary perspectives. The study group's focus is on classical and modern Indian literature, the country's diverse religious traditions, mainstream and subaltern perspectives on Indian history, Indian art and musical traditions, language diversity in India, and Indian women. In addition to the core group, eleven invited scholars participate in a kick-off workshop, deliver lectures, and lead seminars over three semesters. They are: South Asian studies scholars Afroz Taj, Pamela Lothspeich, and John Caldwell (all University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill); Neil DeVotta (Wake Forest University); anthropologists Lisa Mitchell (University of Pennsylvania) and Sandya Hewamanne (Wake Forest University); historian Ramnarayan Rawat (University of Delaware); religious studies scholar Christian Lee Novetzke (University of Washington); English and communications studies professor Sheila Nayar (Greensboro College); art historian Rebecca M. Brown (Johns Hopkins University); international business professor Jacobus Boers (Georgia State University); women's studies scholar Anita Nahal (Howard University); and social work professor Murali Nair (Cleveland State University). The aim of the project is to develop new courses focusing on India and to infuse existing courses with knowledge about Indian culture and society in a global context to enrich the Humanities and Liberal Arts foundation of the WSSU curriculum.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HBCUs
Division: Education Programs
Total amounts: $99,285 (approved); $99,285 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2012 – 12/31/2015

Virginia State University (Petersburg, VA 23806-1000)
Maxine Sample (Project Director, 06/26/2014 - present)
AB-226799-15
Imagining Sustainable Environments: Place and Culture in the Global Community

No project description available

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HBCUs
Division: Education Programs
Total amounts: $94,581 (approved); $94,581 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2015 – 6/30/2017

Dillard University (New Orleans, LA 70122-3097)
Hannah Saltmarsh (Project Director, 06/25/2014 - present)
AB-226757-15
Defining, Documenting, and Teaching New Orleans Creole Culture

No project description available

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HBCUs
Division: Education Programs
Total amounts: $100,000 (approved); $100,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/10/2015 – 12/10/2016

Rust College (Holly Springs, MS 38635-2328)
Sylvester Oliver (Project Director, 06/21/2010 - 04/02/2013); Marco Robinson (Project Director, 04/03/2013 - present)
AB-50086-11
Center for the Study of Ida B. Wells and the African American Heritage in North Mississippi

No project description available

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HBCUs
Division: Education Programs
Total amounts: $100,000 (approved); $99,949 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 8/31/2013

Virginia State University (Petersburg, VA 23806-1000)
Christina Proenza-Coles (Project Director, 06/18/2007 - present)
AB-50037-08
Local History in a Global Context: Petersburg's African American History in the Context of the Atlantic World

No project description available

Project fields: History, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HBCUs
Division: Education Programs
Total amounts: $74,322 (approved); $74,322 (awarded)
Grant period: 2/1/2008 – 12/31/2010

Virginia State University (Petersburg, VA 23806-1000)
Dirk Philipsen (Project Director, 07/10/2006 - present)
AB-50024-07
FREEDOM, ECONOMICS AND RELIGION: Race and African American Experience in the Atlantic World: The Case of Petersburg, VA

No project description available

Project fields: History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HBCUs
Division: Education Programs
Total amounts: $30,000 (approved); $30,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 2/1/2007 – 6/30/2008

Prairie View A & M University (Prairie View, TX 77445)
James Palmer (Project Director, 07/10/2006 - present)
AB-50019-07
Reeling Them In: Invigorating the Humanities Through Film At Two Texas Historically Black Colleges

No project description available

Project fields: Film History and Criticism
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HBCUs
Division: Education Programs
Total amounts: $74,843 (approved); $74,843 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2007 – 5/31/2008

Norfolk State University (Norfolk, VA 23504-8090)
Cassandra Newby-Alexander (Project Director, 01/23/2009 - present)
AB-50053-09
Waterways to Freedom: The Underground Railroad in Virginia

No project description available

Project fields: African American Studies
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HBCUs
Division: Education Programs
Total amounts: $100,000 (approved); $100,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2009 – 12/31/2011

Norfolk State University (Norfolk, VA 23504-8090)
Cassandra Newby-Alexander (Project Director, 07/16/2012 - present)
AB-50131-13
Observing 1619: The African Diaspora in American History and Culture

No project description available

Project fields: History, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HBCUs
Division: Education Programs
Total amounts: $69,529 (approved); $69,529 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 12/31/2014

Jackson State University (Jackson, MS 39217-0001)
Alferdteen Harrison (Project Director, 01/23/2009 - 12/22/2009); Robert Luckett (Project Director, 12/23/2009 - present)
AB-50061-09
Collaboration for Digital Access for Margaret Walker Archives

No project description available

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Project fields: African American Studies
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HBCUs
Division: Education Programs
Total amounts: $100,000 (approved); $97,087 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2009 – 6/30/2013

Howard University (Washington, DC 20059-0001)
Molly Levine (Project Director, 07/16/2012 - present)
AB-50132-13
From Classics to Ancient Mediterranean Studies: Departmental Innovation

No project description available

Project fields: Classics
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HBCUs
Division: Education Programs
Total amounts: $59,147 (approved); $59,147 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2013 – 12/31/2015

Albany State University (Albany, GA 31705-2796)
Marva Banks (Project Director, 07/08/2011 - 02/24/2013); Kimberly Harper (Co Project Director, 12/02/2011 - present); Kimberly Harper (Project Director, 02/25/2013 - present)
AB-50103-12
Albany, Georgia: Gateway to the National Civil Rights Struggle

To support: A humanities bridge program over two summers for selected high school students on the history, literature, art, and music of the Civil Rights Movement.

"Albany, Georgia: Gateway to the National Civil Rights Struggle" is a two-year project at Albany State University (ASU) supporting a humanities summer bridge program for students from Dougherty and nearby counties in Southwest Georgia. The project allows under-achieving students to learn about the history, literature, art, and music of the Civil Rights Movement. Under the leadership of project director Marva Banks (African-American, African, and Caribbean literature), the program engages tenth and eleventh graders in the study of the Civil Rights Movement, focusing on the catalytic Albany Movement (1961-1963), a collective protest against Jim Crow laws that laid the foundation for subsequent demonstrations in the South and throughout the nation. The project's goals are to improve the participants' critical reading, writing, and communications skills; to lead students in an examination of the history, art, and music of the era; and to involve them in collecting oral histories of surviving participants in the Albany Movement. "ASU alumni helped launch the Albany Movement," notes the project director, "while other activists joined students at Albany State . . . to advance the cause of Civil Rights." During each of two summers, twenty-five students spend six weeks learning about this important history. They study, for example, the role of Charles M. Sherrod, now on the history faculty at ASU and available for interview, as a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) who "helped lead the charge against segregation laws and policies in the city"; and that of former ASU student Bernice Johnson Reagon (Sweet Honey in the Rock) as one of the original Albany "Freedom Singers." They read works by Frederick Douglass, James Weldon Johnson, Rudolph Fisher, Ernest J. Gaines, Maya Angelou, Robert Frost, and Amy Tan, as well as study Billie Holiday's rendition of "Strange Fruit," an anti-lynching piece. They also travel to Montgomery and Selma, Alabama, and Atlanta, Georgia, to visit other sites related to the Civil Rights Movement in addition to those visited in Albany.

Project fields: American Studies
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HBCUs
Division: Education Programs
Total amounts: $100,458 (approved); $96,297 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2012 – 12/31/2013

Howard University (Washington, DC 20059-0001)
Charmaine Royal (Project Director, 09/28/2005 - 07/01/2007); Georgia Dunston (Project Director, 07/02/2007 - present)
AB-50009-06
Advancing Humanities and Genetics Teaching and Scholarship at HBCUs

No project description available

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HBCUs
Division: Education Programs
Total amounts: $74,981 (approved); $74,981 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2006 – 11/30/2008

Virginia Union University (Richmond, VA 23220-1784)
Luminita Dragulescu (Project Director, 06/09/2014 - present)
AB-226623-15
Teaching African-American Heritage through Learning Communities

No project description available

Project fields: African American Studies
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HBCUs
Division: Education Programs
Total amounts: $98,456 (approved); $98,456 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2015 – 12/30/2016

Funding details
Original grant (2015) $84,121
Supplement (2015) $14,335

Xavier University of Louisiana (New Orleans, LA 70125)
Edith Ambrose (Project Director, 09/28/2005 - 04/03/2006); Gary Donaldson (Project Director, 04/04/2006 - present)
AB-50016-06
The Diaspora in segregated Louisiana: an archival and oral history research initiative

No project description available

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HBCUs
Division: Education Programs
Total amounts: $30,000 (approved); $30,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2006 – 8/31/2009

Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection (Atlanta, GA 30314-7337)
Vicki Crawford (Project Director, 06/26/2014 - present)
AB-226792-15
Humanities Teaching and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection at Morehouse College

No project description available

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HBCUs
Division: Education Programs
Total amounts: $99,976 (approved); $99,976 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2015 – 12/1/2016

Lincoln University, Pennsylvania (Lincoln University, PA 19352)
Marilyn Button (Project Director, 07/08/2011 - present); Chiekde Ihejirika (Co Project Director, 12/06/2011 - present)
AB-50120-12
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania's Global Heritage and Legacy: a Humanities Initiative

To support: A two-year program of study, framed by two conferences, in which ten faculty would conduct research and develop teaching modules on Lincoln University's diasporic heritage.

"Lincoln University of Pennsylvania's Global Heritage and Legacy" consists of a two-year program of study, framed by two conferences, in which ten faculty members conduct research and develop teaching modules on Lincoln University's diasporic heritage. This project seeks to revive the humanities at what has become an increasingly science-dominated institution. It does so by shaping a program that harnesses Lincoln University's distinctive history as the first institution of higher learning for African Americans (1854), ample legacy of prominent graduates, and ongoing connections with Africa and the Caribbean. Lincoln University taught Liberian boys beginning in 1873 and, nearly a century later, students from the Caribbean and emerging African nations. It graduated the first president of independent Nigeria and the first prime minister of Ghana. Lincoln University's distinctive humanities alumni include Langston Hughes of the Harlem Renaissance; the late writer and musician Gil Scott Heron; Larry Neal, founder of the Black Arts Movement; and film historian Donald Bogle. The program opens with a four-day summer institute with topics including "Lincoln University poets and their impact on the world; the University's impact on African history and Africa's impact on the University; the University and the Civil Rights Movement; and Frederick Douglass as a catalyzing figure for humanities studies." Sessions also introduce faculty to the university's online archives and collection of African art. During the following academic year, ten core faculty, selected through competition, conduct research and develop course modules that build on the institute topics and university resources. They present this work at a two-day humanities conference in the fall of 2013. Though the summer institute and fall conference are be open to all faculty and the general public, priority for the core faculty would be given to those who teach first-year students in order to maximize the program's impact.

Project fields: African American Studies
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HBCUs
Division: Education Programs
Total amounts: $100,000 (approved); $100,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2012 – 6/30/2015

Tuskegee University (Tuskegee, AL 36088-1923)
Loretta Burns (Project Director, 07/01/2013 - present)
AB-50158-14
A Critical Reappraisal of Booker T. Washington: A Tuskegee Humanities Initiative

No project description available

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HBCUs
Division: Education Programs
Total amounts: $99,999 (approved); $99,999 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 12/31/2015

Alcorn State University (Lorman, MS 39096-7510)
Cecile Bunch (Project Director, 06/21/2010 - present)
AB-50069-11
Stories That Heal: Embedding Narrative Medicine in the Sciences, English, and Nursing Curricula

No project description available

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HBCUs
Division: Education Programs
Total amounts: $97,603 (approved); $97,506 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 5/31/2013

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