I’m happy to announce that the 222nd (and final!) grant has been awarded to Rosie Rowley. Grant funds will be used to buy a portable scanner with a document feeder to assist with the creation of a digital index of local newspapers on cards.
The first of two grants in Q1 of 2020 has been awarded to Nicka Sewell-Smith of BlackProGen LIVE. Funds will help to cover the costs of the platform used to host twice monthly live broadcasts.
The second of two grants in Q4 of 2019 was awarded to the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. Funds will assist with an oral history initiative the Center is kicking off this year.
In this week's Roundup: A soldier who gave his all in the Korean War accounted for, important news about a proposed fee increase by the USCIS, a charming family tradition, and more.
In this week's Roundup: A morphing surname, detours in Scotland, a great-grandmother who crossed the Atlantic three times throughout her immigration journey, and other tales from the roots of Melissa McCarthy.