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Coverage for grant GG-280428-21

Scranton's Story, Our Nation's Story
Julie Cohen, University of Scranton

Grant details:

Grant to allow University of Scranton to explore, celebrate Scranton's story (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Sarah Hoffius Hall
Publication: Scranton Times Tribune
Date: 8/27/2021
Abstract: Newspaper provided a summary of the goals and themes of the project.

Julie Schumacher Cohen; August 26, 2021 (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Erika Funke and Julie Schumacher Cohen
Publication: WVIA Public Media
Date: 8/26/2021
Abstract: Project Director Julie Schumacher Cohen, Assistant Vice President for Community Engagement and Government Affairs at the University of Scranton, speaking about "Scranton's Story --Our Nation's Story", a National Endowment for the Humanities grant awarded to the University of Scranton as part of the NEH Discussions Initiative. The project will run for two years and will be organized along 8 thematic streams. The first public event will be held on October 19, 2021. For more information:

Project Brings Diversity to Forefront (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Julie Schumacher Cohen
Publication: Scranton Times Tribune
Date: 1/30/2022
Abstract: This article/op-ed provided an update on the project to the Scranton community/public.

Who is Scranton? Social media campaign seeks to answer (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Joseph Kohut
Publication: Scranton Times Tribune
Date: 3/18/2022
Abstract: Effort part of larger project telling Scranton's story.

ArtScene with Erika Funke: Adam Pratt (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Erika Funke and Adam Pratt
Publication: WVIA
Date: 5/9/2022
Abstract: Interview by WIVA's Erika Funke with Dr. Adam Pratt, History University of Scranton faculty member and main coordinator of theme 3 of the project, Indigenous History of NEPA.

Project collects Scranton stories to chronicle history, diversity (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Gia Mazur
Publication: The Times Tribune (Scranton, PA) and Yahoo News
Date: 8/21/2022
Abstract: Article highlighting the project, Scranton's Story, Our Nation's Story including year 1 events and with a focus on the story collection/oral histories part of the project.

Getting involved with the Black Scranton Project! (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Chris Bohinski
Publication: PA Live
Date: 2/7/2023
Abstract: TV coverage of Black History month events that included mention of our Feb. 9th humanities lecture.

Robert Wolensky; September 1 2022 (Media Coverage)
Publication: WVIA, Art Scene with Erika Funke
Date: 9/1/2022
Abstract: Dr. Robert Wolensky, noted sociologist & anthracite historian, speaking about his presentation, "The 1902 Anthracite Strike: Causes & Consequences" on September 8, 2022 at 5:30 pm, at the Lackawanna County Courthouse, hosted by the University of Scranton and its partners as part of a special two-year project made possible by a grant from the NEH: Scranton's Story; Our Nation's Story. For more information:

Maureen McGuigan; September 20 2022 (Media Coverage)
Publication: WVIA
Date: 9/20/2022
Abstract: Maureen McGuigan, Deputy Director of Arts & Culture for Lackawanna County (PA), speaking about her documentary film, "A Shop on Every Corner: Memories of the Garment Industry" to be screened September 21, 2022, at 7:00 pm, at the Ritz Theatre, 222 Wyoming Avenue in downtown Scranton, with a discussion to follow. The event is part of the special initiative, "Scranton's Story, Our Nation's Story" presented by the University of Scranton & its partners through a grant from the NEH.

Curtis Zunigha; November 14 2022 (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Curtis Zunigha
Publication: WVIA
Date: 11/14/2022
Abstract: Curtis Zunigha, enrolled member of the Delaware Tribe of Indians in Oklahoma, and Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Lenape Center in NewYork City, speaking in anticipation of his presentation on November 17, 2022, at 7:00 pm at the University of Scranton titled, "Forced Removal of the Lenape People: History & Homecoming". The program is part of "Scranton's Story; the Nation's Story" made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The talk & discussion will be held in the DeNaples Center Ballroom on the campus, and admission is free. For more information:

Lenape experts offers insights on healing the region's relationships with indigenous peoples (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Kat Bolus
Publication: WVIA News
Date: 11/25/2022
Abstract: The City of Scranton, Lackawanna County and Pennsylvania are just awakening to and learning actual truths from the Native American perspective about the history of the region, said Curtis Zunigha, an enrolled member of the Delaware Tribe of Indians.

Guest Speaker Curtis Zunigha Comes to Scranton (Media Coverage)
Publication: Aquinas
Date: 12/8/2022
Abstract: On November 17, The University of Scranton welcomed Curtis Zunigha, co-director and co-founder of the Lenape Center in New York. In his public keynote lecture on ”Forced Removal of the Lenape People: History and Homecoming,” at the University of Scranton, he shared the story of the Lenape people through explaining the hardships, challenges, and most of all the beauty of their culture.

Black History Month celebrated by local colleges (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Fox56 Newsroom
Publication: Fox56
Date: 2/10/2023
Abstract: A TV news story featuring project partner Glynis Johns, CEO and Founder of the Black Scranton Project discussing her humanities lecture on "Black history and housing in Scranton."