Dallas Awarded $50,000 to Preserve Civil Rights History

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The City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture received a $50,000 grant from the National Park Service (NPS) to research and interpret the historic legacy of the Hall of Negro Life from the 1936 Texas Centennial Celebration. The Working Group on Confederate Monuments recommended that untold histories surrounding African American history and civil rights at Fair Park be better interpreted to the Dallas community.

“This $50,000 federal grant is a significant win for the City of Dallas, for Fair Park, and for the preservation of history,” said Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson. “With this funding, our local historians and scholars can help reveal and share a more complete history of the struggle for civil rights in our city. I am eager to see this project completed, and I am grateful to all those who are making this effort possible.”

Efforts from the NPS African American Civil Rights History Grant program will document evidence from local historians as well as from individuals who lived through and experienced the Civil Rights movement.

Read entire article at Dallas Weekly

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