We are honored and proud to report that the Lynching Sites Project of Memphis has received $25,000 dollars in funding from the Telling the Full History Fund—a grant program from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and made possible through the National Endowment for the Humanities’ American Rescue Plan Humanities Grantmaking for Organizations. To learn more about this program, visit https://savingplaces.org/neh-telling-full-history#.YlCHgm7MLDI
LSP will partner with Code Crew to create an augmented reality self-guided tour app for Memphis-area lynching sites. This will provide accessible and compelling storytelling to people interested in learning more about historic places and introduce tourists and residents to the history of lynching and its connections to present day. Historic places include the People's Grocery site and lynching site, the Ell Persons lynching site, the Wash Henley lynching site, the Unknown lynching site, the Lee Walker lynching site, and the Jesse Lee Bond lynching site.
The grant was made possible through a one-time $2.5 million grant program funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021.