National Mary Potter Club, Inc. receives African American Civil Rights Grant

The National Park Service (NPS) announced on April 6 that the National Mary Potter Club, Inc. application of an FY2019 African American Civil Rights for $500,000 had been awarded. The news of this award was major and wonderful news to years of fundraising for the restoration of the Mary Potter Academy/High School Shop Building.

The funds will be used to start the process of fully restoring the Mary Potter School Shop Building as a multi-purpose community center located at 202 East McClanahan Street in Oxford, NC. The preservation will preserve and protect the legacy of the school contribution to the African-Americans civil rights story and the building. The story will be told via pictures, recordings, literature and lectures for current and future residents of Granville County and tourist.

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