SAVANNAH, Ga. - A Savannah college professor has been awarded a $50,000 grant to study historic plantations across the Southeast.
Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah said Monday a National Science Foundation Grant was awarded to geography professor Amy Potter. The money will fund a three-year research project in which Potter plans to compare plantation cultures in coastal Georgia and South Carolina, Virginia and Louisiana.
Potter says the funding will allow for a student to travel with her to historic sites in the state for field work and data collection.
Potter's funding comes from a larger $445,000 grant awarded for collaborative research to several college professors in various Southern states.