13 humanities grants in 4 Deep South states

FILE- This March 10, 2017 file photo shows the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Miss. The museum in Mississippi is getting $460,000 to create an exhibit about the history and influence of American blues and the music's connection to the Mississippi Delta. It's among 199 grants totaling $18.6 million nationwide announced Monday by the National Endowment for the Humanities. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz, File)

NEW ORLEANS - The Delta Blues Museum is getting $460,000 to help add sound to exhibits about the history and influence of American blues and the music's Mississippi Delta connections.

It's among 199 grants totalling $18.6 million nationwide, announced Monday by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Thirteen, totalling $825,000, are in four Deep South states.

Eight in Georgia include $185,000 for the University of Georgia Research Foundation, to complete a database with online maps showing settlement and movement of Native, European and African populations in North America from 1500 to 1790.

Two Louisiana grants include $50,000 for Amistad Research Center to organize records of African-American land ownership in the rural South.

Two in Alabama include $6,000 for University of South Alabama assistant professor Claire Cage to research 19th-century French forensic science and law.

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This story has been corrected to show the university is the University of South Alabama rather than the University of Alabama.


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