Dr. Richard Benson, Assistant Professor of the Education Department, has been awarded a one-year grant from the United Negro College Fund for his project entitled, “Resistance Under the Crown”: Black Education, Protest and Radical Activism in Britain 1965-1988”. The Henry C. McBay Research Fellowship in the amount of $15,000 will support Dr. Benson’s travel to the George Padmore Institute located in London, England. As a visiting scholar in the United Kingdom, Dr. Benson will be able to access the plethora of archival collections throughout the United Kingdom and conduct interviews from scholars and grassroots organizers/activists that participate in the Black Education and Black Parents Movements of the 1970s and 1980s. This research will further enable Dr. Benson to complete his book regarding the social protest for educational equity during the era of the Black Power movement in Britain.
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