22 African American Historic Sites and Organizations Receive $1.6 Million in Funding

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Harriet Tubman home in Auburn, New York (Shutterstock).
Twenty-two historic sites and organizations that preserve Black history will receive $1.6 million in grants through its African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, the National Trust for Historic Preservation recently announced. 
The National Trust for Historic Preservation said in a press release that the grants would be given to historic landmarks in Black history. The news of the grants, which were provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, was announced by Brent Leggs the executive director of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund.
“The recipients of this funding shine a light on once lived stories and Black culture, some familiar and some yet untold, that weave together the complex story of American history in the United States,” Leggs said during the Essence Festival in New Orleans, according to the press release.
The grants were divided into four categories: capacity building, project planning, capital, and…

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  • susangordon

    Andrew Mellon Foundation awarded $302+ Million in grants in 2017. So the recent $1.6 Million divided among 22 organizations in 2019 is not some big donation to be celebrated. It is a token amount and should be viewed that way.

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