African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund Awards Five Georgia-Based Organizations With Funding To Preserve Black Landmarks

The top leader of a fund that was created to preserve African American landmarks, says he hopes that the nation understands the connection between architecture and racial justice, as well as the importance of telling a fuller story.

Brent Leggs, the executive director of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, was a guest on Thursday’s edition of “Closer Look.”

He talked with show host Rose Scott about the history and mission of the fund and a new grant that will help preserve several Black landmarks across the nation.

“We are announcing $3 million in 40 projects and about $300,000 of that is supporting five projects in Georgia,” explained Leggs.

According to the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund’s website, Georgia B. Williams Nursing Home, Prince Hall Masonic Lodge, Sapelo Island Cultural and Revitalization Society, St. Simon’s African American Heritage Coalition and Historic Athens are Georgia-based grant recipients.