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Grant Funds Programs Around 1619 Arrival of Africans in the New World

Monday, May 20, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Maurice Hawkins
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 The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded the Joseph Jenkins Roberts Center for African Diaspora Studies at NSU a $69,000 grant, which will fund two years of programming for the 1619 conference series. The first conference will take place on Sept. 26 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center and September 27 at the NSU Student Center. The series focuses on the arrival of Africans at Old Point Comfort (Fort Monroe). Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander, professor of history and director of the Center, is serving as the principal investigator.  (Click here for the entire article)

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