Four Central Virginia historical projects have received grants from Virginia Humanities.

The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center in Charlottesville received $16,000 for the Localizing the Narrative Curriculum Project, which focuses on developing a study guide and website on the history of race and race relations in the city.

Virginia Civics Education Inc. in Orange received $8,000 for “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution,” a series of professional development programs for middle- and high-school teachers.

Friends of Esmont Inc. received $5,000 toward researching and writing a comprehensive history of Esmont in southern Albemarle County.

Preservation Piedmont received $2,950 for the Drewary Brown Bridge Builders Project, a panel discussion and website exploring the legacy of the late local civil rights leader Drewary Brown.

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