Kansas University has received nearly $340,000 in federal research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The university received two grants supporting teaching institutes at the school.
One grant is for $200,000 to support a two-week high school teacher institute for 30 participants. The teachers will study the author Richard Wright and three of his works — “Native Son,” “Black Boy” and “Uncle Tom’s Children” — within their historical contexts.
The other grant, for $139,654, will support a five-week school teacher seminar on World War I for 16 people. The seminar will focus on the United States and World War I.