Bailey Brings Legacy of African-American Poet to Life

July 12, 2021

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Buffalo, NY - The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded Richard A. Bailey, PhD, a $30,000 grant for the development of an immersive and interactive website focused on the experience of African-Americans in Revolutionary-era New England.

Beginning with the life story of early African-American poet Lucy Terry Prince, the project will contrast her experiences with other historical figures to increase the public’s understanding of the distinct pattern and role of slavery and servitude in rural New England Towns.

Bailey is the Fitzpatrick Professor of History at Canisius and chair of the History Department. He will collaborate on the project with a team of scholars from across the country.