$300,000 Grant from the Kresge Foundation

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With the $300,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation, the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge will lead an effort to foster arts and cultural development in Old South Baton Rouge, and to reopen the Lincoln Theatre and build the Louisiana Black History Hall of Fame Museum.

Derek Gordon, president and chief executive officer of the arts council thanked the Kresge Foundation, noting the bulk of the cultural district study will be funded by its grant.

“The support of the Kresge Foundation was a major check mark in getting this project to move forward,” he said

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