May 10, 2013 4:29 AM by AP
The Louisiana Research Collection at Tulane University is getting grant money that will fund a project promoting knowledge on the history of free people of color in Louisiana.
The university says the $194,000 grant is from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Tulane project is called: "Free People of Color in Louisiana: Revealing an Unknown Past."
The project will digitize and provide free public access online to family papers, business records, and public documents pertaining to free people of color in Louisiana and the lower Mississippi Valley.
The project also will support scholarship that explores the history of free people of color and race relations in the United States. And it will provide new resources for teaching African-American history as well as for genealogists.