The grant of $998,474 will be used to teach American history to students at Philadelphia High School.
It was presented by third district congressman Chip Pickering.
"Today many of our students don't understand the basics of our, not only our political system, but the history and the heritage of how we came to where we are today and this will help give them the concept that they need from a historical perspective that will shape what they do in their careers and I hope help make them good citizens," Pickering said.
It so happens history was Pickering’s favorite subject when he was in high school.
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