National Park Service Awards Grant for Clayborn Temple Exhibit to National Trust for Historic Preservation

March 19, 2019 by Carolyn Brackett

The National Park Service has awarded a $20,000 grant to the National Trust for Historic Preservation to develop an exhibit designed to tell the story of Clayborn Temple’s role in the 1968 sanitation workers’ strike in Memphis.

The National Trust designated Clayborn Temple as a National Treasure in October 2018 and is working with local leaders of Clayborn Reborn to plan for the restoration of the historic church and to determine its future uses.

Funded through the African American Civil Rights Grant Program, the project will include creation of a traveling exhibit and supplementary guidebook as well as a website with resources to learn more about the sanitation workers’ strike.

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