A number of institutions, including colleges, have received varying portions of a $14 million grant awarded by the National Park Service to preserve African American civil rights. The funds are awarded through the African American Civil Rights Historic Preservation Fund.
The recipient colleges are Allen University, Benedict College, Johnson C. Smith University, Livingstone College, Morris Brown College, Spelman College, Stillman College, Talladega College and the University of South Carolina.
“These grants will fund important projects that document, interpret and preserve sites that tell the stories of the African American experience in the pursuit of civil rights,” said National Park Service Deputy Director David Vela. “Thanks to the coordination of public and private partners, these projects will help connect Americans to historic places that preserve American history.”
The grant will fund 51 projects throughout 20 states and the District of Columbia dedicated to preserving sites and histories related to the African American struggle for equality in the 20th century.