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Advancing African American History in Athens

Watch a video about a 2021 AARP Community Challenge project in Athens, Georgia

LOCATION: Athens, Georgia

GRANTEE: Athens Downtown Development Agency

AARP Community Challenge funds were used to install an interpretive exhibit at the Ware-Lyndon Historic House Museum with a focus on the property’s enslaved workers and their descendants. The grant also supported improvements to the Athens African American Heritage Pathway, which connects the Ware-Lyndon House with other historic locations in Athens.

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Page published February 2024

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