$1M in African American Heritage Preservation Grants to capture history, identify resources

MARYLAND – Governor Larry Hogan recently announced $1 million in African American Heritage Preservation Grants.

The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture and the Maryland Historical Trust awarded 13 grants to Maryland nonprofit groups. The grants offer help for projects involving acquisition, construction, or improvements of sites related to African American heritage.

Senator Addie Eckardt said these funds capture the deep reach history of African American culture and help identify resources needed.

“So, much of this history has been in the shadows I guess I would say for many years and its time to bring that forward and celebrate that richness, as we all move forward in creating our identity and who we are and then carving out where we are going,” Senator Addie Eckardt said.

We are told two organizations that some of the grant funding will go to is St. Paul Church in Caroline County and Bellevue Passage Museum in Talbot County.

Senator Edkardt said she would love to see a number of organizations in Wicomico County getting this type of grant funding.

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