Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Funds New Exploration Into Labor and Civil Rights History at National Park Service
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation provides a nearly $1 million grant to the National Park Foundation to establish the National Park Service Mellon Humanities Fellows, three new research positions that will allow the service to expand its storytelling of labor, civil rights and equality history.
The grant will fund one fellow to work under a leading expert in one of three fields: gender and sexual equality, the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement, and the history of labor and productivity.
In addition to conducting original research related to each subject, fellows will work with NPS to create interpretive and educational resources while pursuing research relevant to their own careers. Funding comes from Mellon, a prominent higher ed funder and one of the most important backers of the humanities. ...