HomeSouth CarolinaSumter County secures $75,000 grant to preserve African-American heritage sites

Sumter County secures $75,000 grant to preserve African-American heritage sites

Sumter County, South Carolina – Sumter County has been awarded a $75,000 grant by the National Park Service. This funding is earmarked for the conservation of sites of significant African-American historical importance, aiming to ensure their recognition and preservation for future generations.

Sumter County has been awarded a $75,000 grant by the National Park Service to preserve African-American heritage sites

This grant is part of a larger plan to recognize and protect the rich African-American history in the United States. With this grant, Sumter County will have to find important African-American sites, learn more about them, and put them on the National Register of Historic Places. This project covers an important time in history, from the late 1700s to the 1970s, and includes important sites that show a wide range of African-American experiences and contributions to American society.

As part of this big project, Sumter County is putting together a committee to work on this issue. This committee will work on the matter for the next two years to find and record historically important places all over the county. The final goal is to get these sites officially listed on the National Register. This will make sure that they are kept safe and respected for their historical value.

Sumter County is looking for the help of a consulting company to make this process easier. This company will be in charge of overseeing the project and doing a lot of study to make sure that the process of finding and nominating sites is done in an adequate manner. Their work will help tell the stories of African Americans who have made important contributions to the history of the county.

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Sumter County currently has only two places listed on the National Historic Register

There are only two places in Sumter County that are on the National Historic Register right now. This effort is a big step toward making this list longer and more accurate, reflecting the full range of the county’s historical landscape. This way, Sumter County plans to honor the past and teach and inspire future generations about the rich cultural and historical tapestry of African-American history in their community.

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