GC grant seeks to preserve local African-American history

(February 25, 2019)

There is a shortage of local African-American history in Georgia College’s Ina Dillard Russell Library, but a grant recently received by the library will try and change that, all the while providing locals with digital copies of their personal photographs and documents.

The $12,000 grant comes from the National Endowment for the Humanities Common Heritage Program and it will fund three phases of activities centered around historic preservation.

“We saw the grant as a great opportunity to engage a demographic that is missing in our special collections and archives, and we thought it would be a really good fit for our needs as well as a way for us to provide a service to the community,” said Dr. Shaundra Walker, Russell Library interim director.

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