FHI Research Professor Wesley Hogan and her collaborators have received an NEH grant for their project “SNCC and Grassroots Organizing: Building a More Perfect Union.”
In this project, Hogan and her teammates will lead a collaboration known as the SNCC Digital Gateway, a partnership between the SNCC Legacy Project, Duke’s Franklin Humanities Institute and the Duke University Libraries. This initiative aims to make the grassroots narratives of the civil rights movement accessible to a broader audience by utilizing a web portal, a K12 educational program and a collection of essential oral histories.
The grant will allow the team to run two-day workshops with each of their partners at six Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). They will also work with six civil rights/African American museums to expand knowledge of SNCC’s grassroots organizing to broader networks. These museums will help curate and disseminate Learning Toolkits on the grassroots citizens’ initiative on voting rights, the organizing tradition, Black power, women and gender, freedom teaching and art and culture in movement building.