The department is delighted to announce that Prof. Anthea Butler has been awarded a major grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, along with Profs. Judith Weisenfeld of Princeton University and Lerone Martin of Washington University in St. Louis.
Prof. Butler will serve as co-director of the new Crossroads Project, which will be housed at the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton.
From the official announcement:
"[This] four-year, multi-institution project will provide funding for projects by scholars, teachers, religious and civic leaders, community organizations, and artists. These research, teaching, community, and arts fellows will make original contributions that will enhance the public understanding of Black religious histories, cultures, and communities. A major part of the project will be the development of a digital platform showcasing the work of project fellows that will allow students, teachers, and interested publics to engage materials interpreting Black religious histories, communities, and cultures and their place in American history and life."