Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Period of Performance

6/1/2021 - 5/31/2024

Funding Totals

$149,426.00 (approved)
$149,026.00 (awarded)

Black Heritage Project: Empowering Students Through Black Community History

FAIN: AC-277584-21

Capital Community College (Hartford, CT 06103-1211)
Jeffrey F. L. Partridge (Project Director: July 2020 to present)

Development of a digital archive to be used within community college and high school curricula, along with the creation of a permanent exhibit and lecture series on local African American history.

Capital Community College, a Hispanic-serving institution in downtown Hartford, proposes a Humanities Initiatives project centered on the history and people of Hartford’s Talcott Street Church and Black School to empower students through local Black community history. In partnership with Capital Preparatory Magnet School and nearby museums, the project develops three components under the theme of empowering students through the history of the Talcott Street Church and School: (1) humanities curriculum development, (2) establishment of an exhibition to support pedagogy and commemorate the historic site, and (3) inauguration of an annual public lecture called The Pennington Lecture.

Media Coverage

Capitol [sic] Community College developing curriculum around first Black church in Hartford with NEH grant (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Susan Dunne
Publication: Hartford Courant
Date: 1/5/2021
Abstract: Announces the NEH Award for Black Heritage Project, describes the project, and provides a brief historical context.

Hartford's Black History Connects to College Experience (Media Coverage)
Author(s): NA,
Publication: Trinity College News
Date: 2/1/2021
Abstract: Announces NEH grant, describes project, relates experience and work of students from the Liberal Arts Action Lab, a partnership between Trinity College and Capital Community College, that laid the foundation for the grant application.