Public Programs: America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants

Period of Performance

8/1/2010 - 1/31/2012

Funding Totals

$350,000.00 (approved)
$350,000.00 (awarded)

Prince Among Slaves: The Cultural Legacy of Enslaved Africans

FAIN: GI-50242-10

Unity Productions Foundation (Silver Spring, MD 20910-4450)
Alexander Kronemer (Project Director: January 2010 to July 2012)

Implementation of a series of film screening and discussion programs in 15 cities, accompanied by an interactive website and a CD-ROM exploring the humanities issues raised by Prince Among Slaves, an NEH-funded documentary film.

An award-winning NEH-supported documentary film, Prince Among Slaves (broadcast nationally on PBS in February, 2008) will serve as the centerpiece for launching a series of fifteen public screening-and-lecture events as well as an interactive website designed to facilitate small group dialogues on the many humanities themes raised by the film. Anchored in the public square and globalized on the Internet, this project, called Dialogue in the Humanities, will reach a large, diverse audience, deepening public understanding about the impact and legacy of American cultural and religious history in the antebellum era, and its influences on our pluralistic society today.