National Park Service Awards Over $15 Million to Help Preserve African American Civil Rights History

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The National Park Service will distribute $15,035,000 million to 53 projects in 20 states that will preserve sites and history related to the African American struggle for equality.

“Through these grants to our public and private partners, these projects will help to preserve an often-untold story of our nation’s diverse history. The African American Civil Rights grants program supports our state, local, and nonprofit partners in physical preservation of historic sites and history projects related to the African American struggle for equality.”

NPS Deputy Director Shawn Benge

This years’ grants include preserving Harriet Beecher Stowe’s house in Ohio, All Star Bowling Lanes in South Carolina, a Civil Rights interpretive trail in Louisiana, and research into the case of Gilbert v. Board. 

For more information about the African American Civil Rights grant program, please visit Applications for $16.5 million in FY2021 funding will be available in the Fall of 2021.

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