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Long-term Research Fellowships at the National Humanities Center
Robert Newman, National Humanities Center

Grant details:

Review: Alain Locke and ‘The New Negro’ (Review)
Author(s): Thompson, Clifford
Publication: The Wall Street Journal
Date: 1/26/2018

A True Southern Story Of Bravery And Betrayal (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Brokland, Jennifer, Stasio, Frank
Publication: WUNC 91.5
Date: 5/21/2019
Abstract: Growing up in turn-of-the-century Georgia, the Lumpkin children were steeped in a culture of white supremacy. The older girls performed in rallies for “The Lost Cause,” while their father took a direct role in the Ku Klux Klan. But the two youngest Lumpkin sisters, Grace and Katharine, veered well off the path their family had set for them. They became activists and authors who railed against racial and economic oppression... The stories of three of the Lumpkin sisters are chronicled in “Sisters and Rebels: A Struggle for the Soul of America” (W. W. Norton and Co./2019). Host Frank Stasio talks with author Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, a professor emerita at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, about how the two youngest Lumpkin sisters sought to transform both themselves and the troubled region they eventually both returned to.

Trio completes their friend's book, with love and respect (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Ducibella, Jim
Publication: Williams & Mary News
Date: 2/21/2019
Abstract: Calling it an homage to the late Paula Blank doesn’t begin to tell the story of the three William & Mary English faculty members who took up her work on a book titled Shakesplish: How We Read Shakespeare’s Language, after her sudden death in August 2016.