Martin to launch humanities program for promising local students


Lerone A. Martin, associate professor of religion and politics at Washington University in St. Louis, has received a $250,000 grant from The Teagle Foundation to implement “Citizenship and Freedom: From Plato to Maya,” an intensive three-week summer humanities seminar and school-year civic engagement program for promising, underserved high school students from the St. Louis region enrolled in the universitys College Prep Program. Martin is also incoming director of the American Culture Studies program in  Arts & Sciences.

Select students in the College Prep Program will have the opportunity to participate in this program beginning in June 2021.  “Citizenship and Freedom” will further enable the university to fulfill its pledge to help students throughout the region realize their full potential. Read more here.

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