Community Programming and Faith Communities: The Challenges and Impacts of Civil Rights Education Programming Through the National Endowment for the Humanities Created Equal Grant

Andrea Shan Johnson, Roy A Fisher


In this article, we reflect on our experience utilizing a faith community to host a civil rights film screening and community discussion series sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Most institutions that received this grant were secular in nature, however research shows that churches are a good place to start conversations about race in America. The short-term impacts on the congregation have already made participation in the grant worthwhile. 



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