Three Black Scholars Named Fellows of the National Humanities Center

The National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, recently selected 39 fellows for the 2006-07 academic year. These fellows, selected from over 500 applicants, will come to North Carolina to work on individual projects in the humanities and participate in seminars, lectures, and conferences.

Three of the 39 new fellows are black. They are listed below along with the projects they will be working on during their year at the National Humanities Center:

J. Kameron Carter is an assistant professor of theology and black church studies at Duke University Divinity School. He is writing a book entitled Du Bois, Religion, and the Black Intellectual Imagination, 1888-1935.

Maryemma Graham is a professor of English and founder of the Project on the History of Black Writing at the University of Kansas. She is currently working on her third book about author Margaret Walker.

Randal M. Jelks is a professor of history at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is currently working on a new book entitled Benjamin Elijah Mays, a Religious Rebel in the Jim Crow South: An Intellectual Biography.