Stillman College Receives $50,000 Grant

I have super exciting news to share about Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  Back in April, "The National Park Service (NPS) announced a $14 million in African American Civil Rights Historic Preservation Fund grants to fund 51 projects across 20 states and the District of Columbia that will preserve sites and history related to the African American struggle for equality in the 20th century."  I am thrilled to share with you that Stillman College will be a recipient of the $50,000 National Historic Preservation Grant.  This grant will be used for the Preservation Planning for Sheppard Library at Stillman College.

As you know, I love knowing the back story and history of situations.  According to Stillman.edu, the "William H. Sheppard Library was completed in 1956 and houses approximately 200,000 volumes of books, e-books, and other resources. It also houses the media area and archives. It provides office space for library staff, as well as space for book stacks, book processing, and media services." Also, the Encyclopedia of Alabama noted that William H. Sheppard was "Stillman's most distinguished graduate."

The NPS press release also mentioned that "these grants will fund important projects that document, interpret, and preserve sites that tell the stories of the African American experience in the pursuit of civil rights," said National Park Service Deputy Director David Vela, exercising the authority of the Director. "Thanks to the coordination of public and private partners, these projects will help connect Americans to historic places that preserve American history."

(Source) Press Release sent to Townsquare Media from Stillman College. For more about the Sheppard Library at Stillman College, click here. For more information about the grants and the African America Civil Rights Grant Program, please click here. To review more from the Encyclopedia of Alabama, click here. 

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