$30K Federal Grant for Historic Hudson Valley

This past December, Congresswoman Nita Lowey announced that the non-profit cultural organization Historic Hudson Valley (HHV) in Sleepy Hollow was awarded a $30,000 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to share the history of slavery in the north through digital storytelling. “The legacy of slavery is still felt today, and accurately teaching its history is critically important to improving understanding of issues of race and racism in hopes of creating a more civil and equitable society,” said Lowey. As the highest-ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee at the time, Lowey helped secure nearly $153 million for the NEH in the Fiscal Year 2018 omnibus spending bill, an increase of $3 million over the previous year’s funding level.

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