Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Awarded Grant from National Trust

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This money will go toward the restoration of the bell towers, cupola and stained glass windows. The National Trust in partnership with American Express spearheaded the Partners in Preservation campaign, and in turn awarded 11 organizations with a total of $1.6 million in grants. With a focus on sites that “celebrate buildings playing a crucial role in the fight for equality, each of the sites featured in this campaign have played a role in the development of a more diverse nation.” Link to the article highlighting the 11 winners here.