Over $1 million in grants awarded to four Louisiana Civil Rights preservation projects

NEW ORLEANS – More than $1 million in African American Civil Rights grants will be directed to four projects in Louisiana designed to preserve historic Civil Rights sites and stories.

Just under $500,000 will help fund the rehabilitation of the Robert “Bob” Hicks House and 1906 Mill House, $500,000 will go to the City of Shreveport for the preservation of the Old Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, $25,000 will go to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Educational Pavilion and Central City Civil Rights Corridor Project, and $50,000 will help fund the “Cuttin’ Cane Ain’t All We Do” exhibit at the West Baton Rouge Museum.

“An integral part of the Interior and National Park Service mission is to…

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