Instagram
16   403
5   307
46   2451
1   165
13   243

Follow on Instagram

Southern Preservation: National Park Service Announces $12.2 Million in Grants to Preserve African American Civil Rights History

Southern Preservation: National Park Service Announces $12.2 Million in Grants to Preserve African American Civil Rights History

Looking for a place to support or visit this year? The National Park Service announced $12.2 Million in Grants to Preserve African American Civil Rights History with 8 southern states receiving grants. These areas are a perfect place to travel and support this fall and holiday season either through a visit or a donation.

“IMG_3075” by cengel is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 

WASHINGTON – The National Park Service today announced $12.259 million in African American Civil Rights grants to fund 44 projects across 17 states that will preserve and highlight stories related to the African American struggle for equality in the 20th century.

“Through the work and engagement of public and private partners, these grants will preserve a defining part of our nation’s diverse history,” National Park Service Deputy Director P. Daniel Smith said. “By working with underrepresented communities to preserve their historic places and stories, we will help tell a more complete narrative of the African American experience in the pursuit of civil rights.”

“IMG_3075” by cengel is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 


Congress appropriated funding for the African American Civil Rights Grants Program in 2018 through the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF). The HPF uses revenue from federal oil leases on the Outer Continental Shelf, providing assistance for a broad range of preservation projects without expending tax dollars. Grant-supported projects include surveys and documentation, interpretation and education, oral histories, architectural services, historic structure reports, planning, and physical preservation.



Projects receiving grants this year will preserve resources, places, and stories like the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama; the African American Women’s Suffrage experience in Mount Vernon, New York; and the rehabilitation of the Juanita Craft Civil Rights House and Memorial Garden in Dallas, Texas. Grant projects also include surveys to identify lesser-known civil rights sites associated with Connecticut’s Southern Students Work Projects, the March on Frankfort, Kentucky, and an African American Civil Rights Trail in Cleveland, Ohio.

“1963 March on Washington” by US Department of State is licensed under CC PDM 1.0

SOUTHERN STATE GRANTS

StateProjectsGrantee
Alabama
Auburn
Edmund Pettus Bridge: Historic Structures Report Auburn University
Alabama
Birmingham
Rehabilitation of St. Paul United Methodist Church St. Paul United Methodist Church
Alabama-BirminghamPreservation and Rehabilitation of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church: Phase 3 Sixteenth Street Baptist Church
AlabamaBirminghamRehabilitation of the Historic Bethel Church Parsonage Historic Bethel Baptist Church Community Restoration Fund 
AlabamaMarionStabilization and Roof Replacement of the Historic Lincoln Normal School Gymnasium: Phase 1 Lincolnite Club, Inc.
AlabamaMontgomeryRehabilitation of the Historic Moore Building: Phase 2 Alabama Historical Commission
AlabamaMontgomeryFreedom Rides Museum Exhibit Plan Alabama Historical Commission
AlabamaSelmaRehabilitation of the Amelia Boynton Residence Gateway Educational Foundation, Inc. & Brown Chapel AME Church 
AlabamaSelmaPreservation of Historic Brown Chapel: Phase 3Brown Chapel AME Historical Preservation Foundation 
AlabamaSelmaOral Histories of the Untold Tabernacle Story Tabernacle Baptist Church – Selma, AL Legacy Foundation, Inc. 
AlabamaSelmaTabernacle Baptist Church: Historic Structure Report and Stained Glass Assessment Tabernacle Baptist Church –Legacy Foundation, Inc.
AlabamaTuskegeeTISEP/TICEP: History and Impact Tuskegee University
ArkansasLittle RockRehabilitation of Central High School: Phase 3 Little Rock School District
KentuckyFrankfortMarch on Frankfort: Oral History Project City on Frankfort
FloridaSt. AugustinePreservation of Excelsior High School BuildingFriends of Lincolnville, Inc.
GeorgiaAmericus Rehabilitation of the Americus Colored HospitalAmericus-Sumter County Movement Remembered
GeorgiaAtlantaFountain (Stone) Hall Rehabilitation Project Morris Brown College
LouisianaNew OrleansNew Orleans African American Civil Rights Movement Traveling Exhibition Kemper and Leila Williams Foundation, Inc.
LouisianaShreveportRehabilitation of Old Galilee Missionary Baptist Church City of Shreveport
North CarolinaCharlotteFreedom Fighters of the West End: Research and Interpretation of Charlotte’s Historic West End Civil Rights Activists Johnson C. Smith University
North CarolinaElizabeth City Restoration of the Northeastern North Carolina African American Research and Cultural Heritage Center Elizabeth City State University
North CarolinaFayettevilleInterpreting the Historical Significance of the Briggs v. Elliot (1952) Case in the African American Civil Rights Movement Scotts Branch High Alumni Association, Inc.
North CarolinaRaleighRehabilitation of the Charlotte Hawkins Brown State Historic Site North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
North CarolinaRaleighRestoration of Southern Railway Car No. 1211, a Jim Crow era segregated car North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
South CarolinaCharlestonRehabilitation of the Pine Tree Hotel on Mosquito Beach, James Island Historic Charleston Foundation
South CarolinaColumbia “Justice for All” Exhibit: Connecting South Carolina’s Involvement in Demanding Justice for African American Rights Throughout the Civil Rights Movement University of South Carolina
South CarolinaColumbiaReinterpretation of the Modjeska Monteith Simkins House in Columbia Historic Columbia Foundation
South CarolinaOrangeburgRehabilitation of the Historic Trinity United Methodist Church: Phase 2 Trinity United Methodist Church
South CarolinaSt. Helena IslandOral history project to collect 30 civil rights histories of key civil rights workers who were with King at Penn Center between 1963-1967 Penn Center, Inc.
TexasDallasRehabilitation of the Juanita Craft Civil Rights House and Memorial Garden City of Dallas
TexasMarshallClassroom Culture in the Ark-La-Tex: Locating, Tecording, and Publicizing the African-American Civil Rights Stories of Ark-La-Tex Bishop Blue
VirginiaGordonsville Rehabilitation of St. John Rosenwald SchoolSt. John Family Life and Fitness Center, Inc.
VirginiaHamptonRehabilitation of the Thomas C. Walker House Hampton University
VirginiaLynchburgRehabilitation of the Mary Jane Cachelin Science and Library Building Virginia University of Lynchburg
VirginiaLynchburg Rehabilitation of Graham HallVirginia University of Lynchburg
VirginiaRichmondRehabilitation of Third Street Bethel AME Church, Richmond: Phase 3 Virginia Department of Historic Resources
VirginiaRichmondRestoration of Virginia Union University’s Belgian Building for its Associations with the African American Civil Rights Movement Virginia Union University
West VirginiaHuntingtonCivil Rights Era Stories of African Americans in Appalachia Marshall University Research Cooperation

Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

More Posts

0

Comments

comments

Follow:
Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes :)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Instagram
16   403
5   307
46   2451
1   165
13   243

Follow on Instagram

Shop Our Favorites!
35″” x 35″” Juneteenth by Synthia Saint James Canvas Art Print – Masterpiece Art Gallery
Yaheetech Set of 2 Weave Arm Chair Mid-Century Metal Dining Chair Y-Shaped Backrest Hemp Seat, Black
Sweet Jojo Designs Pink, Green and White 84-inch Window Treatment Curtain Panel Pair for Olivia Collection – 42 x 84
Jani Sara Green and Pink Flatweave Rug – 5′ x 8′
‘Beyonce’ Graphic Art Print on Wrapped Canvas Size: 18″ H x 26″ W x 1.5″ D
A Tale of Two Cities Throw Pillow
HBCU’s Canvas Print
Quilted Patchwork Cotton Throw Blanket – Indigo Blue Shibori Dye Indian Decorative Super Soft & Warm Blanket for Sofa and Couch 50 x 60 Inches
Woven Wicker Rattan Wall Decor, Round Seagrass Boho Kitchen Decor, Minimalist Rattan Chargers & Placemats for Dining Table & Wall Art, Rattan Wall Decorative Basket
Mud Pie Rattan Serving Utensils
ColorBird Stripe Tassel Tablecloth Cotton Linen Dust-Proof Table Cover for Kitchen Dinning Tabletop Decoration (Rectangle/Oblong, 55 x 120Inch, Blue)
carol&frank Josie Indigo Pillow
Finnhomy Sideboard Buffet Cabinet, Kitchen Storage Cabinet with Rattan Decorated Doors
Kouboo 1110141 Manhattan 2-Tier Console, Natural Rattan End Table, Brown
A Different World (TV) 11 x 17 TV Poster – Style A
(27×40) Eve’s Bayou Movie Samuel L Jackson Lynn Whitfield Original Poster Print
Yes. Jesus Loves Me (Religious) – Katherine Roundtree 16×20 Black Framed
Dancing in The Living Room (Girls) – Katherine Roundtree 24×32 Black Framed – African American Black Art Print Wall Decor Poster
The Goodbye Kiss (Buffalo Soldier) – Katherine Roundtree 24×32 Black Framed – African American Black Art Print Wall Decor Poster
‘Inspirations’ Note Cards by Jonathan Green
‘Southern Imagery’ Notecards by Jonathan Green
Amanti Art Funeral Procession Framed Art Print
Willow Row Multi Colored Ceramic Coastal Decorative Jar – Set of 2
Stratton Home Reddish Brown Tulum Woven Lantern Stand
Safavieh Noely Coastal Writing Desk
Estaugh Ikat Black/Gray Indoor / Outdoor Area Rug Union Rustic Rug Size: Rectangle 8′ x 11′
Set of 4 Natalya Ikat Stripe Placemats Gray – Ballard Designs
Unique Loom Greek Key Machine-Made Rug
Alfred Greek Key Ottoman Dakota Fields Color: Lilac
Suzanne Kasler Greek Key Sham – Ballard Designs
Doric Upholstered Wingback Arm Chair Red Barrel Studio Body Fabric: Skylar Antique Blue
Slowtide Beach Towel
Goddesses by Synthia SAINT JAMES Canvas Wall Art 3 Piece
Whitewash Wood Draped Bead 4 Light Chandelier by World Market
3pc Taper Candle Holder Set Gold – Threshold
Screen-Door Nightstand – Black – Nate Berkus
Brass Wall Frame – 14″” x 18″” Matted for 8″” x 10″” Photo – Room Essentials, Gold
Solid Bathroom Wastebasket White – Opalhouse
5qt Cast Iron Casserole Dish Cream – Hearth & Hand with Magnolia, White
Minsmere Caned Accent Table Natural Brown – Opalhouse
227 – TV SHOW 80’S CLASSIC SHOW PRINT, GIFT FOR BEST FRIEND, FOR MOM, HOME DECOR, BLACK ART POP ART, FEMINIST
Shop Now

Click to Shop!

Shares
• powered by chloédigital