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HRC Awarded 5k Grant for Prison Abolition Archive

The Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest at Villanova University announced HRC as one of the recipients of the 2021-22 Turning Points in History Grant Program. The program includes a $5000 grant to support public-facing historical projects related to the theme of “Turning Points” in history.

Reggie West is an HRC Advisory Council member

The “Prison Abolition Archive” is a collaborative project between local archivists, including Simon Ragovin (Drexel University) and Beaudry Allen (Villanova University) and activists Reggie West (Human Rights Coalition), Jackson Kusiack (Human Rights Coalition) and B. Preston Lyle (Human Rights Coalition). Funds will be used to create the "Prison Abolition Archive" (PAA) to document and preserve the administrative records, surveys, legal documents, 10,000+ letters from incarcerated people, and other archival materials collected by HRC over the last 20 years.

A preliminary logo for the Prison Abolition Archive (we were playing around with other names "Abolitionist Archive") This is a piece of artwork done by incarcerated artist Reggie West.

Photos of the Prison Abolition Archive

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