The Sewanee Project on Slavery, Race, and Reconciliation recently received a Common Heritage Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, one of only 23 recipients of the distinction.
The Common Heritage grant emphasizes the importance of local history and democratizing the participation in collecting and preserving local history. The grant will provide $12,000 to help fund the Project’s work this summer with the African American community of Sewanee.
“The main objective is two parts,” said Dr. Woody Register (C’80), director of the project. “One, to write African Americans back into the history of this university and this community, and two, and more important, to enlist the local residents of this community in the pursuit and preservation and telling of their history.”