About the Endowment
This endowment was created in November 2012 to promote the further advancement of eighteenth and/or nineteenth century Delmarva African American history and scholarship through the Fulton School at Salisbury University. When fully funded, this endowment will:
- Provide an honorarium to a distinguished historian to be invited to prepare and deliver an original paper on eighteenth and/or nineteenth century Delmarva African American history to be held at Salisbury University during “Frost Pollitt Day”, that is to say, a day within the month of October. The lecture will be a joint event sponsored by both the Fulton School and the Nabb Research Center.
- Provide an annual or biennial scholarship to a Salisbury University graduate student researching eighteenth and/or nineteenth century Delmarva African American history within the Fulton School. The research maybe a collaborative effort or solely within the History department and the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture supporting their Nabb Black History Resource Initiative.
- The endowment’s lectures are not designed to be about the Rev. Frost Pollitt but to provide funding for further understanding about eighteenth and/or nineteenth century African American Delmarva history in a variety of ways; through annual lectures which it is hoped will foster more study about this subject and potentially collaborative scholarship in the Fulton School and with the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture.
- The first biennial lecture, pending full endowment, is planned for October 2014 at Salisbury University.