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Virginia State University (Petersburg, VA 23803-2520)
Christina Proenza-Coles (Project Director: June 2007 to June 2011)

Humanities Initiatives at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Education Programs

$74,322 (approved)
$74,322 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2008 – 12/31/2010

Local History in a Global Context: Petersburg's African American History in the Context of the Atlantic World

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.