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Tandy pledges $10,000 to African American Heritage Center

Monday January 18, 2010

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

Metro Councilman David Tandy (D-4) announced a pledge of $10,000 to help the African American Heritage Center continue its fund raising goal on the day when the Commonwealth of Kentucky officially turned over the keys to the facility on Martin Luther King Jr Day.

“This is a very special day for the Heritage Center,” said Tandy, who was on hand for the event. “Now, we must keep working to raise the money necessary to make the Heritage Center an important part of the Russell Neighborhood.”

The money will come from Tandy’s Neighborhood Development Funds and will be earmarked for educational programs for young people. The Heritage Center is in the process of raising money for operations, exhibits and other educational programs.

The Heritage Center, located at 18th and Muhammad Ali in Metro Council District 4, will be a showplace of those African Americans from Kentucky. It will highlight the impact they had on not only the city but the state and nation as well.

“I challenge my colleagues on the Metro Council as well as our business community and other private groups and individuals to help the Foundation as it moves toward the goal of the Center becoming an important part of our history and our future,” said Tandy. “I also want to challenge those who honor Dr. King on this day that we must recognize the importance of who came before us and how they handled life’s challenges so that we can understand the challenges we face in the years ahead.”

David Tandy (D) 4