The Early Edgewood-Candler Park BiRacial History Project is seeking a Community Partnership grant from the Georgia Humanities Council to help organize the History Project’s research materials and educational tools into an accessible, user-friendly collection for school and community use. This Local History Collection will be housed in a special area of the Media Center at the Mary Lin Elementary School for use in school and by the community. Under the guidance of Mary Lin’s Principal and Media Center Director, the Collection will be available to students, teachers and staff, families, neighbors and researchers. The Collection will support Lin’s local history curriculum and encourage multigenerational neighborhood interest.
The History Project is requesting a grant of $499. from the Candler Park Neighborhood Organization, as matching support toward the organization and installation of this Local History Collection at Mary Lin School during the 2012-2013 school year.
In 2009, CPNO made a generous contribution toward the fabrication of two educational Legacy Markers now in the Park – introducing the history of the Edgewood Evening Star Lodge and the Rose Hill Community of African American residents.
We invite CPNO to re-engage with us to continue its support for this local research and community-based education collaboration - along with other dedicated community partners at Mary Lin Elementary School, the Antioch East Baptist Church, First Existentialist Congregation, and individuals - in the creation of a Local History Collection and Learning Corner in the Mary Lin Media Center, accessible to the community-at-large.