• Wallace Community College, which operates campuses in four Alabama cities, received a $10,000 grant from The History Channel. The grant will be used to conduct an oral history project which will involve interviewing African Americans who attended the 21 all-black public schools that operated in Dale County, Alabama, during the Jim Crow era.

• LeMoyne-Owen College, the historically black educational institution in Memphis, Tennessee, received a $200,000 grant from the Southern Heritage Foundation. The funds will be used for general educational purposes.