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AB-50037-08Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Historically Black Colleges and UniversitiesVirginia State UniversityLocal History in a Global Context: Petersburg's African American History in the Context of the Atlantic World2/1/2008 - 12/31/2010$74,322.00Christina Proenza-Coles   Virginia State UniversityPetersburgVA23803-2520USA2007History, GeneralHumanities Initiatives at Historically Black Colleges and UniversitiesEducation Programs743220743220

To Support: A one-year project to create a research center, a website, and a graduate history curriculum on the history of Petersburg, Virginia's African American community.

To establish a national center of study for "Petersburg and the Atlantic World" that focuses on Petersburg's African American History as a principal theme. The goal of the program is to provide original pedagogical and research opportunities to strengthen Petersburg's educational institutions and establish a center of study and historica preservation that will help to revitalize the area.