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Black history sites in 5 Southern states to receive grants

The Montgomery-based Southern Poverty Law Center is a watchdog organization best known for its...
The Montgomery-based Southern Poverty Law Center is a watchdog organization best known for its work monitoring extremist groups.
Published: Jan. 12, 2022 at 12:37 PM EST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Sites associated with Black history in five Southern states will each receive grants of $50,000 from the Southern Poverty Law Center, a liberal advocacy group based in Alabama.

Officials with the nonprofit law center say the recipients were selected in consultation with members of the Congressional Black Caucus. They include the “Mothers of Gynecology” monument in Montgomery and the Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts in Eatonville, Florida.

Other recipients include the Thiokol Memorial Project in Woodbine, Georgia; the Fannie Lou Hamer Civil Rights Museum in Belzoni, Mississippi; and the Cecil Williams South Carolina Civil Rights Museum, located in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

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