The Promised Land Project (PLP)
The Promised Land Project (PLP) is a one million-dollar research project on African Canadian history. The project is funded by a grant from Social Science and Humanities Research Council's CURA (Community University Research Alliance) program. At Huron, Promised Land Project co-investigator, Nina Reid-Maroney of Huron’s Department of History engages Huron students as researchers who contribute to the project’s overall mandate: to study the role and evolution of the early black settlements in the Chatham-Kent area by preserving and making accessible primary sources, by developing educational materials, by creating community projects in the arts and in Public History, by furthering debate on the historical and contemporary manifestations of diversity in Canada, and by encouraging new interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching. The Project seeks to cross disciplinary boundaries and to make connections between academic history and contemporary Canadian debates on race, identity, and social justice.
For more information please log onto the Promised Land Project web site.
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