Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.
The University of Delaware received a $75,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to expand The Colored Conventions Project. The project is digitizing exhibits relating to various conventions on civil rights, equal justice, and other causes that were held for African Americans between 1830 and the 1890s. The online archive may be viewed here.
Historically Black Clark Atlanta University received a donation from poet and author Bernadine Coleman-Pope to establish an endowed book fund for students in STEM fields. Coleman-Pope is the author of a collection of poetry and three novels and has been a long-time supporter of historically Black colleges and universities.
The University of Arkansas received a three-year, $150,000 grant from the legal department at Walmart Inc. to support diversity efforts at the university’s law school. The grant will support the summer pre-law program that brings college students from underrepresented groups to campus with the goal of encouraging them to apply to law school.