Alonna Carter joins the Consortium as Project Scholar for a new effort dedicated to collecting and sharing history of people with disabilities who are people of color. Major funding for the effort comes from the “Race and Disability” initiative of the FISA Foundation.
Carter will complete a master’s degree in Public History at Duquesne University in 2022. She holds a bachelor’s in Philosophy and Pre-Law from Carlow University and a master’s in Professional Writing from Chatham University. Among her many professional and volunteer accomplishments is her work as historian for the Dr. Edna B. McKenzie Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH).
Carter’s work for the Consortium will include researching and writing five histories of Western Pennsylvanians with disabilities who are people of color. A Community Advisory Committee will guide the effort.