The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities is pleased to announce $8,000 in mini grant awards from the February 2022 application cycle to support to support a public humanities projects. Read on for more details.
Public Project Grants
Bristol Historical and Preservation Society, $2,000 to A Timeline of Bristol’s Enslaved Population
Supports the creation of a publicly displayed timeline demonstrating the number of enslaved people who lived in Bristol from 1680 to 1888. BH&PS will host a number of informal drop-in conversations regarding the timelines.
Friends of Linden Place, $2,000 to Skip Finley Presents “Whaling Captains of Color”
Supports a lecture and Q&A on sailors of color from Bristol, RI, by author, broadcasting executive, and radio personality Skip Finley. The presentation will be based on the research from Finley’s book Whaling Captains of Color – America’s First Meritocracy.
Mount Hope Neighborhood Association, $2,000 to Pokanoket Heritage Day Event Support
Supports the development and production of an annual celebration of Indigenous history and culture. The celebration focuses on expanding public understanding of both the contemporary and historic impact of the Pokanoket Tribe on America’s history and culture.
South County History Center, $2,000 to Physical Exhibit: A New Perspective on “Economic Activities of the Narragansett Planters”
Supports the creation of a physical exhibit reinterpreting Ernest Hamlin Baker’s 1939 mural, “Economic Activities of the Narragansett Planters,” in tandem with the existing digital exhibition.