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African and African American Studies Program Nets $25,000

Contact: Howe, Bob

The Bronx African-American History Project (BAAHP), a research initiative led by Fordham’s Department of African and African American Studies in partnership with the Bronx County Historical Society, has received a $25,000 grant from the Teagle Foundation for an academic summer program in history for Bronx high-school students. The project is a joint undertaking of the University’s community service office and BAAHP, in collaboration with the Citizens Advice Bureau, a nonprofit settlement house that runs a youth enrichment program for college-bound teenagers in the Bronx.

The Bronx African-American History Project documents the history of people of African descent in the Bronx.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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