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$104,000 awarded for T.C. Walker house preservation

The National Park Service announced Tuesday that Hampton University will receive $104,000 for the preservation of the historic home of Thomas Calhoun Walker on Main Street in Gloucester Court House.

The announcement comes as part of nearly $13 million in funding from “African American Civil Rights grants” that will be dispersed for 44 projects across 17 states. The funds are geared to “preserve and highlight stories related to the African American struggle for equality in the 20th century,” a National Park Service press release stated.

“Through the work and engagement of public and private partners, these grants will preserve a defining part of our nation’s diverse history,” NPS Deputy Director P. Daniel Smith said. “By working with underrepresented communities to preserve their historic places and stories, we will help tell a more complete narrative of the African American experience in the pursuit of civil rights.”

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