Dr. Michelle Robinson, Writing Center Director, Comprehensive Writing Program Director and Professor in the English department, was granted a one year $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for her project entitled, PhotoVoices in Historic Hosbson City: Cultivating Community, Creating Change. The project is intended to support a photography and creative writing program for youth in Hobson City, Alabama. Hobson City, Alabama is the oldest African American municipality in the state and the second oldest in the United States. Hobson City is currently only has a population of about 800 people which are predominately African American. Dr. Robinson is using this project to use photography to restore the historic narrative and preservation of this city while teaching the youth about the history of their very own city. This project will fund the continuation and extension of the piloted #blackgirls4change PhotoVoice project for two additional seasons while expanding it to all youth.
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