The city is getting $570,000 in federal grants to rehab the interior of Clayborn Temple and to develop the Memphis Heritage Trail, which will highlight Downtown sites significant to Civil Rights Movement. The U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service (NPS) announced Memphis would receive the grants Monday, as a part of the larger African American Civil Rights Grants Program. Under the program, $12 million will be allocated toward 51 projects in 21 states — all aimed to “highlight stories related to the African American struggle for equality in the 20th century.” The lion's share of Memphis’ $570,000 will fund the city’s Division of Housing and Community Development’s efforts to restore...
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Memphis to Get $570,000 in Grants to Preserve Civil Rights History