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$3 million in grants going to Black history sites, groups

Black History Grants
Posted at 10:55 AM, Jul 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-15 10:55:22-04

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP)  — A private group is awarding $3 million in grants to more than three dozen groups and sites nationwide to help preserve landmarks linked to Black history.

The funding is from the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, which was formed in response to the deadly racial violence four years ago in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Recipients include a consortium of civil rights sites and Black churches in Alabama and work to establish a heritage trail in Colorado.

Money also is being awarded for the preservation of the church where Emmett Till’s funeral was held in Chicago after his lynching in Mississippi in 1955.