Big news, Alabama! The National Park Service (NPS) announced that it will award $2.5 million to five Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the state. Keep reading to learn more about the exciting news.
U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced that the NPS will award $2.5 million to the following Alabama HBCUs:
- Alabama State University – $500,000 for the G.W. Trenholm Hall Preservation Project
- Miles College – $500,000 for the Williams Hall Historic Preservation Project
- Selma University – $500,000 to preserve the Historic Dinkins Memorial Hall
- Alabama A&M University – $500,000 for restoration and renovation of Carnegie Hall Library
- Stillman College – $500,000 to transform Sheppard Library into a Civil Rights museum
University leaders are grateful for this grant and hopeful for the impact it will have on their students.
“On behalf of everyone at Selma University, we are elated to receive the grant award. We are so appreciative of Congresswoman Sewell’s support of the university. This funding will go a long way in helping our students at Selma University and the entire community of Selma, Alabama.”Stanford E. Angion, Ed.D., President, Selma University
What’s it for?
The grant is part of a $9.7 million investment in HBCUs across the country to preserve historic structures on HBCU campuses.
“For more than 180 years, Historically Black Colleges and Universities have provided high-level academics, opportunities and community for generations of students. These grants enable HBCUs to preserve the noteworthy structures that honor the past and tell the ongoing story of these historic institutions.”Chuck Sams, Director, NPS
A win for Alabama
“This is a big win for Alabama! Alabama’s HBCUs have played such a pivotal role in shaping the history of our nation and I was so proud to help make this funding available which will be used to preserve these cherished institutions.”Terri Sewell, U.S. Representative
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