We aim to resuscitate the spirit and create new stories of today’s multiethnic Black families who are actively pursuing their civic duties in and around the Greater Boston area in this post-George Floyd era. BWP and MAAH partnership takes a youth-centered, inquiry stance built upon a reparative, liberatory justice framework. We will partner to restore, nourish, uplift, and learn alongside/from BIPOC students in Boston and Cambridge. This program will support young leaders as we collaboratively work to humanize and transform the curriculum/teaching and learning, supporting writing growth around racial equity issues through understanding the past, analyzing our present, and preparing for an anti-racist, humanistic, civic-oriented future.
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Click HERE to learn more about the MAAH/BWP’s Building a More Perfect Unit grant.
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New England’s largest museum dedicated to preserving, conserving and interpreting the contributions of African Americans. In Boston and Nantucket,the Museum has preserved two historic sites and two Black Heritage Trails that tell the story of organized Black communities from the Colonial period through the 19th century.
Through its mission, the National Writing Project (NWP) focuses the knowledge, expertise, and leadership of our nation’s educators on sustained efforts to help youth become successful writers and learners. NWP supports a network of local Writing Project sites, located on over 170 university and college campuses, to provide high-quality professional development in schools, universities, libraries, museums, and after-school programs. Through its many successful programs and partnerships, the organization reaches 6 million Pre-K through college-age students in over 2,000 school districts annually and prepares 2,500 new teacher-leaders each year. NWP envisions a future where every person is an accomplished writer, engaged learner, and active participant in a digital, interconnected world.
Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is
available at neh.gov.