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Ferris State University gets $15k grant for Civil Rights Movement photos

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Posted at 7:32 PM, Nov 25, 2020

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — Ferris State University recently received a $15,000 grant to help digitize and protect photos of the Civil Rights Movement.

Bruce Davidson’s works from the 1960s will be digitized, catalogued and framed, with protective materials developed for transport when the collection is in loan, a news release said Wednesday.

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The grant came from Michigan Humanities, the state-based affiliate for the National Endowment of the Humanities.

The first exhibition of these works at the university's campus will take place Summer 2021.

Kendall College of Art and Design will have its own presentation in the fall.