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Grants given for Afro-American studies
Two NU graduates were
awarded Ford Foundation
grants enabling them to con
tinue research in the field of
Ph.D. candidates Thomas R.
Holland of Lincoln and Joseph
Hraba III of Ames, Iowa, were
among the first in the nation to
receive grants under this pro
gram, said James V. Drew,
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assistant dean of the Graduate
Chosen by a committee of
multi-racial scholars, Holland
and Hraba received one-year
grants on the basis of their
planned dissertations relating
to minority studies.
Holland, an English instruc
tor, will study the African
traits in Afro-American culture
as expressed in its formal and
"A good deal of research Is
needed on cultural tradition,"
Holland added that his grant
of $1,400 will be used to finance
trips to Atlanta, Harvard and
possible New Orleaans.
He receive his bachelor
degree in 1965 from NU and his
masters in 1967.
Currently teaching at Iowa
State, sociologist Hraba will
use his $1,165 grant to study the
socialization into black con
sciousness. He will attempt to
locate some of the reasons for
"Black pride" of Lincoln
children and expand the In
quiry to Black adolescents.
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degree in 1965 and masters in
1968 from NU. He, like Holland,
plans a career in college
As the grants don't provide
for living expenses or salaries,
both recipients will continue
teaching while working on their
. These Foundation grants
were available only to Ph.D.
candidates in humanities or
social sciences who had com
pleted all course work and
were at the point of preparing
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dissertations dealing with an
ethnic minority in the U.S.,
Each candidate submitted a
budget request with a sum
mary of his dissertation and a
"letter of support" from his
major professor, Drew ex
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grants in the future."
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1970
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