Emory University Establishes New Visiting Scholars Program for Civil Rights Research

The James Weldon Johnson Institute for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies at Emory University in Atlanta has announced the establishment of the Mellon Scholars program. The program, funded through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will bring three to five visiting scholars to Emory each academic year to conduct research on the civil rights era. The scholars will teach one course, host public lectures, participate in a joint colloquium with other Mellon Scholars, and have access to the vast civil rights resources at Emory and other universities in Atlanta.