Ferretti: Negro League site in Hamtramck gets $50K parks grant

From Christine Ferretti at the Detroit News on January 12, 2017, with mention of SABR member Gary Gillette:

Hamtramck’s historic Negro League ballpark is getting $50,000 toward a plan for its redevelopment.

The National Park Service on Thursday announced the site is among close to 40 projects in more than 20 states sharing in about $7.7 million to preserve and highlight various sites and stories associated with the civil rights movement.

“Through the African American Civil Rights Grant Program, we’re helping our public and private partners tell unique and powerful stories of the African-American struggle for equality in the 20th century,” said Michael Reynolds, National Park Service acting director, in a released statement.

Congress appropriated funding for the new grant program in 2016 through the Historic Preservation Fund.

Read the full article here: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/wayne-county/2017/01/12/negro-league-site-hamtramck-gets-parks-grant/96501504/

Originally published: January 12, 2017. Last Updated: January 12, 2017.