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The Pendleton Project

In the fall of 2007, before Dr. Thomas created the JEH Creative Inquiry Project, she assigned A Nickel and a Prayer as a required reading in one of the African American literature courses she teaches at Clemson University.  Her students undertook a group assignment called the Pendleton Project, in which they read and discussed Hunter's autobiography, completed background research on its social and historical context, and wrote papers on their findings.
The following is a list of students whose individual research topics contributed significantly to Dr. Thomas's preliminary research for the JEH Project.

ENGL 482/682, African American Fiction and Non-Fiction, fall 2007
Neil Barrett
"Influential Citizens in Pendleton, SC, 1880-1900"
Amy Chandler
"Historical Buildings in Pendleton, South Carolina"
Antwaun Dennis
"The History of Hunter's Store"
Scott Dunlap
"Jane Edna Hunter and the Fall of Pendleton"
Coleen Gleeson
"Keese Barn: Social Center for the African American Community in Pendleton"
Romare Hodges
"Public Education in South Carolina during Jane Edna Hunter's Era"
Candace Wiley
"Race Relations and Advancements in 19th-Century Pendleton, SC"
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