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Black Publics/Lived Experience: Africana Studies and the Public Humanities at Lehigh University
Kwame Essien, Lehigh University

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Africana Studies program awarded prestigious NEH challenge grant (Web Resources)
Title: Africana Studies program awarded prestigious NEH challenge grant
Author: Mary Ellen Alu
Abstract: Lehigh’s Africana Studies program has been awarded a prestigious $500,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, an independent federal agency that funds high-quality research, education and public programs at colleges and universities, museums and other institutions across the United States. The three-to-one matching grant, announced in December, will require Lehigh to raise $1.5 million over the next five years. The funds will be used to create an endowment to expand the Africana Studies program at Lehigh, including enhancing curriculum, increasing public humanities initiatives and strengthening the program’s community partnerships to further explore public concerns and social justice issues related to race, politics, gender, religion and other areas.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http://
Primary URL Description: Lehigh University Website, NEWS