Black history sites

$3 Million in Grants Going to Black History Sites

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A fund formed in response to the deadly racial violence four years ago in Charlottesville, Virginia, said Thursday it will award $3 million in grants to more than three dozen groups and sites nationwide to help preserve landmarks linked to Black history. Recipients of money from the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund include a consortium of civil…

Alabama senators want Confederate tax to fund Black history

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two Alabama state senators say they want to divert part of a statewide property tax tied to the Confederacy to preserve and promote Black history. Alabama imposed the tax to fund pensions for Confederate soldiers and their widows and still collects it today. Most revenue is used for other purposes, but 1% goes to the state’s…