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“Let Freedom Ring” Travel Grants Available

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program - Monday, February 02, 2015

LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, in cooperation with the Arkansas Humanities Council and the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, is offering “Let Freedom Ring” Travel Grants to help Arkansas students visit two museums that tell the stories of how the Civil War affected Arkansas’s African American people, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today.

“The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission is focusing on the passage of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which outlawed slavery, during 2015, the final year of the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War,” Dupree said. “In keeping with that goal, ‘Let Freedom Ring’ Travel Grants of up to $500 will be available through the Arkansas Humanities Council to assist school groups in visiting either the ‘Freedom! Oh, Freedom!’ exhibit at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock or Freedom Park and the Delta Cultural Center in Helena-West Helena – both sites providing interpretation of the African American experience in Civil War Arkansas.”

Grant applications are available through the Arkansas Humanities Council, 407 President Clinton Avenue, Suite 201, Little Rock, AR 72201. Deadlines are the first of each month through November 2015. Applicants must contact the museum they choose to visit to schedule their field trip prior to applying for the grant. Admission to both museums are free.

For information regarding the “Let Freedom Ring” Travel Grants, please contact Jama Best, Senior Program Officer, Arkansas Humanities Council, 407 President Clinton Avenue, Suite 201, Little Rock, AR 72201, (501) 320-5761 or [email protected], or visit http://www.arkhums.org/.

For more information on sesquicentennial plans, visit www.arkansascivilwar150.com or e-mail [email protected] The Arkansas Humanities Council seeks to promote access to the humanities for everyone in Arkansas by awarding grants to nonprofit organizations so they can plan, conduct, and evaluate humanities projects for Arkansas audiences. In addition, the council provides services that complement the grant program.

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission is housed within the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other agencies are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and the Historic Arkansas Museum.



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