Federal/State Partnership: Grants for State Humanities Councils

Period of Performance

9/1/2008 - 2/28/2010

Funding Totals (outright + matching)

$153,630.00 (approved)
$153,630.00 (awarded)

A Democratic Vision: Forming a More Perfect Union

FAIN: BC-50444-08

New Jersey Council for the Humanities (Camden, NJ 08101-3287)
Jane Brailove Rutkoff (Project Director: May 2008 to June 2012)
Sharon Ann Holt (Project Director: June 2012 to June 2011)

two two-semester Clemente Courses in Camden and Somerset/Brunswick exploring the nation's founding principles and their development over time, and two K-12 teacher seminars.

A DEMOCRATIC VISION: FORMING A MORE PERFECT UNION has 2 parts: AMERICAN FREEDOM: THE HISTORY OF AN IDEAL provides low-income individuals in 2 NJ cities the opportunity to explore the concept of freedom through history, philosophy, art history & literature; 2 seminars for K-12 teachers, GEORGE WASHINGTON & THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION examines him as military leader & president; LITERATURE & DEMOCRACY explores the idea of citizenship & its expression by writers from the founding to the present.