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DC Public Library Foundation Inc. (Washington, DC 20006-1107)
Marya Annette McQuirter (Project Director: August 2017 to present)
Leaving a Legacy: DC Public Library Honors Dr. King

Planning of a permanent exhibition at the District of Columbia public library and a website examining the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington, D.C.

The DC Public Library Foundation (DCPLF) respectfully requests a planning grant of $40,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the development of a permanent exhibition about the local legacy and impact of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The exhibit will be featured on the fourth floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (MLK Library) in downtown Washington D.C. The exhibit, Leaving a Legacy in D.C.: DC Public Library Honors Dr. King, will be dedicated as a memorial to Dr. King, and serve as a critical means to connect our local residents to King’s legacy.

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Project fields:
African American History

Exhibitions: Planning

Public Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$40,000 (approved)
$35,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2018 – 8/31/2019