Crist Announces $250,000 for the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) announced today a $250,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum in St. Petersburg, FL. Funding will be used to hire staff and expand the museum’s internship program as they prepare to transition into an expanded facility.

“The Carter Woodson Museum is a treasured part of our community, preserving St. Pete – and Florida’s – Black history for generations to come,” said Rep. Crist. “This funding will allow the museum to expand its operations, hire new staff, and increase youth participation through their internship program. Knowledge of our history helps us build a brighter future!”

"Congressman Crist remains a steadfast ally in our initiatives as we strive to become Florida's first purpose built African American Museum," said Terri Lipsey Scott, Executive Director of the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum. "With the support we have garnered as a result of  this grant, we can further our goals toward making our vision a reality."   

As a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, Congressman Crist helped secure nearly $268 million for the Institute of Museum and Library Services. 

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