Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama
 

Rep. Sewell Announces $499,869 in Historic Preservation Funding to Miles College

Apr 24, 2020
Press Release
Rep. Sewell Announces Funding Through the National Park Service to Preserve Historical Structures on Campus

Birmingham, AL – U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) was thrilled to announce $499,869 in federal grant funding today through the National Park Service (NPS) to Miles College to preserve historical structures on campus. The funding comes as part of $7.7 million recently awarded by NPS to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to preserve historic structures including rehabilitation of historic properties, building sites and physical objects on HBCU campuses.

“I am thrilled that Miles College will be receiving nearly $500,000 for historic preservation from the National Park Service,” said Rep. Sewell. “I have fought to create this funding specifically for historic preservation of civil rights sites, especially on HBCU campuses, since coming to Congress. HBCUs like Miles College have played a pivotal role in American history, especially in our nation’s struggle for civil rights, and those sites must be preserved. We must continue to invest in our HBCUs. We need them now more than ever. Protecting our HBCUs continues to be one of my top legislative priorities, and I will never stop working to ensure their vitality."

“We are honored to be one of the recipients of this grant from the National Park Service,” said Bobbie Knight, President of Miles College. “It will play a significant role in the restoration of historic Williams Hall, breathing life back into a building that has played an indelible role in the history of our institution and has an important position in our future. We are extremely appreciative of Rep. Terri Sewell for her assistance in advocating for Miles College in Washington, D.C. and are indebted for her tireless service to our district. Our grant writing team at Miles was diligent in pursuing this opportunity, as well, and should certainly be commended.” 

 

Full List of HBCU Grant Recipients

 

State

Projects

Grantee

Award

Alabama

Fairfield

Williams Hall Historic Preservation Project

Miles College

$499,869

Georgia

Atlanta

Samuel T. Graves Hall Exterior Repair and Restoration Project

Morehouse College

$500,000

Louisiana

Baton Rouge

Preservation of the Archives Building

Southern University and A&M College

$499,938

Louisiana

Grambling

Renovation of Health Center in Grambling State University Historic Village

Grambling State University

$500,000

Maryland

Baltimore

University Memorial Chapel Window Preservation

Morgan State University

$500,000

Mississippi

Jackson

Preservation of the Historic Mt. Olive Cemetery

Jackson State University

$496,023

North Carolina

Greensboro

Dudley Memorial Building Renovation Project

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

$500,000

North Carolina

Greensboro

Morrison and Murphy Hall Upgrades

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

$266,068

North Carolina

Greensboro

Renovation of the Historical Susie Jones Alumnae House

Bennett College

$460,000

North Carolina

Salisbury

Preservation of the Historic Andrew Carnegie Library

Livingstone College

$500,000

Ohio

Wilberforce

Conversion of the Power Plant to the Frank Murphy Student Success Center

Central State University

$500,000

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City

Historic Cottage Row District Preservation Project

Langston University

$473,820

South Carolina

Columbia

Pratt Hall Preservation Project

Benedict College

$500,000

South Carolina

Orangeburg

The SCSU Forensic Analysis/Assessment of Wilkinson Hall Project

South Carolina State University

$50,000

South Carolina

Orangeburg

Trustee Hall Preservation and Restoration Initiative

Claflin University

$446,569

Texas

Tyler

The Rehabilitation of the D.R. Glass Library

Texas College

$500,000

Virginia

Lynchburg

Preservation of Humbles Hall Phase II

Virginia University of Lynchburg

$499,713

West Virginia

Bluefield

President’s House Renovation Project

Bluefield State College – Applied Research Foundation of West Virginia

$68,000

Total

 

 

$7,760,000

 

 

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