The John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture announces the recipients of our 2005-2006 travel grants. These grants allow scholars to travel to Durham to conduct research using the Franklin Research Center's collections.
Dr. Leslie Brown, Washington University, for research on African American life in the Jim Crow South, 1890-1965.
Dr. Douglas Bristol, University of Southern Mississippi, for research on “outsider entrepreneurs,” 1880-1935.
Dr. Eric Gardner, Saginaw Valley State University, for research on the African American literary community in Reconstruction-era Washington, D.C.
Mary Rizzo, University of Minnesota, for research on African-American urban consumer cooperatives from the 1930s through the 1970s.
Kijua Sanders-McMurtry, for research on the Links, Inc., a black women’s service organization (1946-2004).
Brent Tarter and Dr. John Deal, Library of Virginia, for their research on African American political and community leaders in late nineteenth-century Virginia for volume 4 of the Dictionary of Virginia Biography.
Dr. Anne Valk, Southern Illinois University, for research on African American life in the Jim Crow South, 1890-1965.
Joshua Williams, Louisiana Tech University, for research on missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church to slaves in Arkansas, 1836-1860.
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