NEH banner

[light] [dark]

Funded Projects Query Form
2 matches

Participant name: leigh fought
Sort order: Award year, descending

Query elapsed time: 0.016 sec

Export results to Excel
Save this query

FT-270345-20

Leigh Katherine Fought
Le Moyne College (Syracuse, NY 13214-1301)
A Biography of Sally Hemings (1773-1835): Given Her Time

This biography will tell the life story of Sally Hemings, the Anglo-African woman claimed by Thomas Jefferson as a slave, who was half-sister to his dead wife, mother to his five youngest children, and a member of an extensive kinship network of African Americans centered on his Monticello plantation. As such, the book will also be an introduction to race, gender, slavery, and freedom in the first fifty years of the American republic. The chapters will follow the chronology of Hemings’s life from her birth in 1773 until her death around 1835, with each focusing on a key question that has perplexed historians who have written about her. The final chapter will look at the ways she has been interpreted at the Monticello historical site and in popular culture.

This biography will tell the life story of Sally Hemings, the Anglo-African woman claimed by Thomas Jefferson as a slave, who was half-sister to his dead wife, mother to his five youngest children, and a member of an extensive kinship network of African Americans centered on his Monticello plantation. As such, the book will also be an introduction to race, gender, slavery, and freedom in the first fifty years of the American republic. The chapters will follow the chronology of Hemings’s life from her birth in 1773 until her death around 1835, with each focusing on a key question that has perplexed historians who have written about her. The final chapter will look at the ways she has been interpreted at the Monticello historical site and in popular culture.

Project fields:
African American History; U.S. History; Women's History

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2020 – 8/31/2020


FT-58955-11

Leigh Katherine Fought
Montgomery College Takoma Park Campus (Takoma Park, MD 20912)
Frederick Douglass's Women

I am requesting funding for research for a portion of a book project, Frederick Douglass’s Women, which is under contract with Oxford University Press for publication in 2013. Frederick Douglass’s Women adopts a new biographical approach to the life of black abolitionist Frederick Douglass by focusing upon his relationships with the women who influenced him over the course of his life. The portion of the book to be covered by this grant will focus upon Douglass's life in Rochester, New York, in an effort to reconstruct the lives of his wife and daughter, their relationship to Rochester's black community, and the intersection of Douglass's activism and private life through his relationships with the female abolitionists and women's rights activists who lived there.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2011 – 7/31/2011