Rosetta Ross Receives Grant from the Henry Luce Foundation

Spelman College | Dec-20-2021

Rosetta E. Ross, Ph.D., professor of religion, received a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to develop digital and physical archives to highlight Black women religious leaders’ contributions to religious communities and activism in the United States. Ross and Monique Moultrie, associate professor of religious studies at Georgia State, are co-principal investigators on the three-year project.

Named The Garden Initiative for Black Women’s Religious Activism, the project will also include an intergenerational mentorship program, an oral history project, an international scholarly conference and a special journal issue. The Luce Foundation has granted $250,000 for the effort to advance public understanding of race, justice and religion.