$3 Million in Grants Approved to Help Preserve 40 African American Historical Sites

FILE – The 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., is shown on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. The African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund is awarding $3 million in preservation grants to an Alabama consortium that includes the church, plus dozens more sites across the nation. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

An injection of funding has been approved and allocated toward preserving 40 Black American historical sites, a donation made through the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The organization announced on Friday that more than $3 million in grants have been awarded to its African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund. This specific branch of the agency works to preserve historical sites and locations that are significant to Black American history.

With this grant funding, locations including Emmett Till’s funeral home in Chicago, the National Negro Opera Company in Pittsburgh, the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Ohio, and the Black American West Museum and Heritage Center in Denver are some of the sites that will receive funding for historic preservation.

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SOURCE: The Hill, Alexandra Kelley

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