The Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship, in conjunction with the Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts and the Sheridan Libraries, has been awarded a Just Futures grant from the Mellon Foundation, part of a $72 million new initiative. The project, “Inheritance Baltimore: Humanities and Arts Education for Black Liberation,” represents a joint programming and research effort to preserve black archival resources, curate black arts and public heritage, and expand local infrastructure for freedom education in partnership with Baltimore’s Orita’s Cross Freedom School. “Inheritance Baltimore” also provides support for incoming postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, undergraduates, and faculty committed to documenting the history of institutional racism in the formation of academic disciplines at and outward from Johns Hopkins University. The coordinating team consists of Nathan Connolly and Stuart Schrader of RIC, Kali-Ahset Amen and Lawrence Jackson of the Holiday Project, and Joseph Plaster and Gabrielle Dean from Sheridan Libraries.
Inside Higher Education has further coverage of Inheritance Baltimore and the Just Futures initiative.
More information about the grant programming will soon be available, including application announcements of postdoctoral fellowships.