Two Md. groups awarded NEH grants

September 28, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded two "We the People" challenge grants to Maryland institutions.

The grants -- requiring a 3-1 match in other contributions for every dollar provided by the federal government -- are designed to strengthen the teaching and understanding of American history and culture.

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History and Culture, scheduled to open in Baltimore in 2005, received a $1 million award.

The Center for the Study of Democracy at St. Mary's College of Maryland received $500,000.

During a State House ceremony yesterday, NEH chairman Bruce Cole said Maryland received two of six awards during the current round.

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