Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges

Period of Performance

2/1/2020 - 7/31/2023

Funding Totals

$98,036.00 (approved)
$97,143.00 (awarded)

Infusing African American Culture into the Digital Learning Space

FAIN: AE-269186-20

Indian River State College (Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596)
Mia Tignor (Project Director: July 2019 to present)

A two-year project that would create new digital course modules on Florida’s African American history.

Indian River State College (IRSC) proposes Infusing African American Culture into the Digital Learning Space, a three-year project to expand the teaching of African American studies across humanities disciplines through the lens of Florida’s Treasure Coast (Martin County, Indian River County, St. Lucie County, and Okeechobee County) by creating an interactive website and instructional modules to engage students. In order expand the teaching of African American studies and provide greater access to the historical and cultural record of the Treasure Coast to the College’s significant online student population, collaborative teams of humanities, library faculty, virtual campus staff, face-to-face students, and community partners will create innovative digital humanities content. This NEH grant offers an opportunity to protect the Treasure Coast’s African American History through the digitization of imperil cultural heritage materials and the creation of an interactive digital curriculum.

Associated Products

Program Reading List (Web Resource)
Title: Program Reading List
Author: Mia Tignor
Abstract: This reading list was used by faculty grant personnel throughout the grant period, and updated with related content throughout.
Year: 2020
Primary URL:
Primary URL Description: This page includes reading lists for faculty on both Zora Neale Hurston and digital humanities projects, and also features examples of 360 video projects.