Dillard Gets Grant To Study Creole Culture

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded Dillard University a $100,000 grant to fund a project designed to document contemporary black Creole culture.

         The New Orleans Advocate reports "Defining, Documenting and Teaching New Orleans Creole Culture" will begin in the spring semester and continue for two years.

         The project will create a digital archive of its findings and will explore the multicultural and racial identity of Creoles in New Orleans.

         It will include interviews with black Creole families, elders, artists, craftsmen, musicians and others to chronicle the evolution of traditions and contemporary life.

         Other goals of the project include assisting students in developing oral communication skills and understanding the significance of digital archives and technology fluency.

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