Mississippi awarded $1.3 million civil rights grant to preserve sites

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Mississippi is one of four Southern states that will share nearly $6 million from the Interior Department as part of an effort to preserve sites and highlight stories of the African-American struggle for equality in the 20th century.

Mississippi is getting $1.3 million dollars for four projects, including a project to save Wechsler School in Meridian, Mississippi’s first brick school built with public money for African-American children.

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