Tuskegee University in Alabama received a $148,183 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to make 670 linear feet of historical documents on African-American history in Alabama available to the general public.

The University of Notre Dame received a $100,000 donation from Phyllis and Jim Stone to endow the new department of African studies at the university. The Stones are both alumni of the university. Phyllis currently serves on the Notre Dame board of trustees. She is the executive director of worldwide marketing for Merck & Co.