Grants and Gifts

The University of Florida awarded a three-year, $150,000 grant to the Alachua County African-American History Project to conduct and transcribe oral histories of African Americans who were alive during the period of Jim Crow segregation.

The University of Georgia received a two-year, $471,683 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse for a research study examining the link between stress and drug addiction among rural African Americans.

The research will be under the direction of Ezemenari Obasi, an assistant professor of counseling psychology at the University of Georgia. Dr. Obasi is a graduate of the University of California at Irvine. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in psychology from Ohio State University.