"Our intent is to create an archive for all interested churches so that they have a resource to teach the next generation and preserve their history." - Professor Anthony Alfieri, Director, Center for Ethics & Public Service
The program provides multidisciplinary resources in education, law, and social services to underserved residents by establishing congregation-based church partnerships through the West Grove's sixteen-church Ministerial Alliance.
The program offers University of Miami students and faculty opportunities for civic engagement, service-learning, and community-based research and is comprised of the following initiatives:
The program is comprised of the following initiatives:
"West Grove Trolley Garage Unearths Vulnerabilities Of Low-Income Neighborhoods" at WLRN
"Lessons From the Past" Miami Herald
View the Community-Based Research Working Papers.
Read about the bios, school and documentary film project "G.W. Carver: A Community School" which focused on a local school in Coconut Grove from its inception more than a century ago to its integration in the wake of the Civil Rights Act.
Professor Anthony Alfieri and Jan Jacobowitz talk about the Historic Black Church Project.
2014 Documentary Film
Please find the Historic Black Church Program’s 2014 oral history project film Old Smokey: A Community History. Because the underlying controversy is ongoing, a second extended version of the film will be produced in early 2015. Thanks for watching.
-Anthony V. Alfieri, Professor and Director, Center for Ethics & Public Service
2010 Documentary Film: This first documentary, part of the Historic Black Church Oral History Program, reveals stories told by respected elders of the West Grove.