The Humanities Project is a student-led group that seeks to document the racial integration history of our school through alumni interviews and research.
As a group in service of the Cardinal Gibbons community, the Humanities Project will continue to study the intersection of race, identity, religion, and social justice in the lives of our classmates, educators and alumni.
We are committed to erasing prejudice and fostering growth through education, in hopes that the present and future students of Cardinal Gibbons gain a comprehensive understanding of the foundation of our school’s unique culture and values.
Through interviews with alumni, we are able to express our gratitude for the tremendous legacy they left at Cardinal Gibbons, while establishing a platform for future improvement.
As members of the Humanities Project, we honor the experiences of our past to unite the future generations of Cardinal Gibbons. The humanities help us understand and interpret the human experience, as individuals and societies.
Our present focus on the school’s racial integration in 1954 examines the convergence between different cultures, races, and traditions. As such, we are committed to this project providing a collaborative, intersectional environment where all students can learn about the importance of school community and diversity.
In 2018, we initiated partnership with the National Humanities Center, where members of the team received training from resident scholars and oral historians. As our mentor and key partner, the National Humanities Center is also the inspiration behind our name.
We worked together to completed a “Humanities Moment, ” a project designed to “highlight the diverse and powerful ways the humanities are able to teach, inspire, and enrich our lives.”
“Sometimes, though, the humanities can surprise you. A book you can’t put down. A photograph that haunts you. A song you can’t get out of your head. And from that moment on, you find yourself changed. The Humanities Moments Project was created to collect personal stories about encounters with the humanities. The stories on this site are presented as submitted, capturing the experiences of those who've shared them in their own words — reflecting their individual views, interpretations, and conclusions.”