National Park Service awards Selma University

Published 7:30 am Tuesday, July 12, 2022

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Selma University was one of five  Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the state to receive $500,000 from the National Park Service.

Selma University President Dr. Stanford E. Angion said the funds will be used to preserve the Historic Dinkins Memorial Hall.

“On behalf of everyone at Selma University, we are elated to receive the grant award,” Angion said. “We are so appreciative of Congresswoman Sewell’s support of the university. This funding will go a long way in helping our students at Selma University and the entire community of Selma, Alabama.”

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Alabama State University, Stillman College, Miles College and Alabama A&M also received $500,000 for their respective historic buildings.

“Alabama’s HBCUs have played such a pivotal role in shaping the history of our nation, and I was so proud to help make this funding available which will be used to preserve these cherished institutions,” U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell said.

Added NPS Director Chuck Sams“For more than 180 years, Historically Black Colleges and Universities have provided high-level academics, opportunities, and community for generations of students.”