What They Are Saying

“The NEH-funded project, under the direction of Dr. Adaku Ankumah, a professor of English and chair of the Department of Communication, Modern Languages and Philosophy, will advance humanities education at Tuskegee University. Her efforts, and those of grant co-directors and fellow faculty Dr. Rhonda Collier and Dr. Zanice Bond, will connect current and future generations of students to these literary and cultural icons — each of whom is connected biographically and artistically to Macon County, Tuskegee University and HBCUs.” ALABAMA200 website at https://alabama200.org/media/press/tuskegee-quilt-exhibit-inspired-by-zora-neale-hurston

“Though long and internationally-famed for its strengths in and contributions to STEM, in recent years, Tuskegee University began to conceptualize their curriculum more holistically by expanding arts and humanities requirements for all students. Thus, with NEH support, English faculty developed Literary Legacies of Macon County and Tuskegee Institute, a multidimensional project that includes course enhancements, faculty-student research, workshops for teachers and faculty, and community engagement activities with the aim of enhancing student learning through Tuskegee’s profound yet often overshadowed literary heritage.”  National Humanities Alliance website at https://www.nhalliance.org/neh_impact_incorporating_local_literary_legends_into_tuskegee_s_curriculum