$130,000 grant to preserve historical building on Benedict Colleges campus

COLUMBIA , S.C. (WACH) — On Tuesday afternoon, Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Shannon Estenoz visited Columbia, South Carolina, to celebrate new funding from the National Park Service’s History of Equal Rights grant program.

She was joined by local elected officials and community members including Columbia Mayor Daniel Rickenmann.

Estenoz announced a $130,000 grant from the National Park Service for Benedict College to preserve the history of Duckett Hall located in the campus’ historic district.

“It is our job to help tell America’s stories,” said Estenoz. “The efforts underway here at Benedict College will help tell a complete story because black history is American history and we need to tell it.”

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