The John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture announces the recipients of our 2007-2008 travel grants. These grants allow scholars to travel to Durham to conduct research using the Franklin Research Center's collections.
Tameka Hobbs, Valentine Richmond History Center, for research on the interpretation of traditionally underrepresented population, including women and African Americans.
Yael Sternhell, Princeton University, for researching human mobility and the transformation of the South from 1861 to 1865.
Robert Gilpin, Yale University, for work tracing John Brown through American memory.
Sharon McCoy, University of Georgia, for research on intersections of black face minstrelsy with African American music, performers, and musical theatre from 1865 to 1920.
Brian Purnell, Fordham University, for research on John Hope Franklin's From Slavery to Freedom and 60 years of making African American history.
Shennette Garrett, University of Texas at Austin, for research regarding black women entrepreneurs and the National Negro Business League from 1900 to World War II.
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