Dozens of Black cultural sites will be preserved for years to come, thanks to a $3 million grant

Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia, is one of 40 Black cultural and heritage sites that received a grant from the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, an initiative of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

(CNN)The stories and legacies of Black Americans can be found throughout the US, each site and landmark helping illustrate a more complete picture of the nation we live in.

History lives on in the communities where formerly enslaved people settled after the end of the Civil War, and the safe havens where Black Americans sought refuge from the dangers of Jim Crow. Legacies endure in the colleges and universities that birthed generations of Black scholars and leaders, and in the homes of prominent musicians and poets.
Dozens of these places will now be preserved for years to come, thanks to a total of $3 million in grants from the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund.