History Students, Faculty Work is Featured in Times Weekly

History Students, Faculty Work is Featured in Times Weekly

Published: October 17, 2022.

The Times Weekly, recently featured the work of Lewis University students and faculty led by Morgan Jennings, Kathleen W. Bolden Trailblazer Scholarship recipient and student coordinator for Reclaiming the Narrative: Restoring Black Voices to the Story of Joliet, and Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, history professor and director of the Lewis University History Center.

"Joliet Black History Project is 'Reclaiming the Narrative' " spotlights the research grant initiative funded by the Chicago-based Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation. The students have been visiting churches and organizations on Joliet’s south side and listening to Black elders tell the untold stories of the local Black community.

The Lewis University team is working with partners, Second Baptist Church, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Warren-Sharpe Community Center, and National Hookup of Black Women(Joliet Chapter). Preliminarily, the students are involved in asking the partners what stories they would like to share about themselves. The students are then working on-site to digitize documents and images. These materials will be made available through digital collections at the Lewis University Library.

Lewis University is an innovative Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,400 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, and globally-connected graduates who impact the world for the better. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.

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