- Associated Press - Friday, May 27, 2016

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Humanities Council is awarding nearly $650,000 to 28 cultural organizations across the state for projects including oral histories, exhibits and digital archives.

The funding announced this week is part of the organization’s Heritage Grants Program.

The grants support projects that use history and humanities approaches to shed light on present-day social issues as they relate to ethnic identity, racial equity and cultural heritage. Projects also include documentaries, performances, school programs and community discussions.

Those involved say an aim is to help bring more attention to marginalized people. Funding from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation supported the effort.

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Online:

https://www.michiganhumanities.org

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