RRCHNM Receives NEH Chairman’s Grant

We are pleased to announce that RRCHNM has received an National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman’s Grant. Funding from this grant will help us assist Dr. Jewon Woo, Associate Professor of English at Lorain Community College (Ohio), with her digital project on the 19th-century Black press in Ohio. Her project, which is also supported by the NEH, is titled, “Rhizomatic Democracy in the Nineteenth-Century Black Press of Ohio.” Professor Woo will be using digital humanities tools to illuminate the distinctively collaborative editorship of these newspapers and through that research will help us better understand the complexity of 19th century African American communal life. We are pleased to be collaborating with Professor Woo on this exciting project and are very grateful to the NEH for making that collaboration possible.