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National Parks Service Awards $50,000 to SCNTR!

The National Park Service’s African American Civil Rights Grant Program from the Historic Preservation Fund administered by the National Park Service, and Department of the Interior has awarded $15,035,000 million to 53 projects in 20 states to help preserve sites and history related to the African American struggle for equality. $50,000 of that has been awarded to the Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth, and Reconciliation for an oral histories project.



The Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth, and Reconciliation (SCNTR) is a charitable non-profit, partnered with the National Park Service (NPS) and National Voting Rights Museum and Institute (NVRMI), with a mission to partner with institutions to promote love, the establishment of justice, and build the Beloved Community. SCNTR, in partnership with NPS, is pleased to announce that it is accepting proposals for a Historian/Archivist to support the Voting Rights Movement Education Project (VRMEP), a project funded by the NPS. VRMEP includes the collection and presentation of oral histories from Foot Soldiers involved in the Voting Rights Movement in the United States. SCNTR will release a series of RFPs for an archivist, a photographer/videographer, a graphic design artist, and a web developer to conduct research to support SCNTR’s work to design exhibitions, prepare interpretation, and preserve these critical resources and stories.



“This competitive grant program is just one of the many ways the National Park Service is working to preserve and interpret the lesser-known facets of our nation’s shared history,” said NPS Deputy Director Shawn Benge. “From physical restoration projects to surveys, documentation, and education, this years’ grant funds will help many of our State, Tribal, local, and non-profit partners advance their preservation goals.”





To read the full press release from the National Parks Service click here: https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1207/07-27-21-nps-awards-15-million-to-help-preserve-african-american-civil-rights-history.htm


For more information or questions please contact Drew Glover at dglover@selmacntr.org

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