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Two Arlington-based organizations are among 25 non-profits statewide that will share more than $140,000 in new grant funding from Virginia Humanities.

“Helping Virginians better understand each other and our shared histories is central to our mission, and the projects funded in this grant cycle will do just that,” said Matthew Gibson, executive director of the state organization.

Among the organizations approved for funding are two from Arlington:

• Encore Stage & Studio will receive $10,000 for research, script development and three public performances of an original play exploring stories and themes from Arlington’s African-American history.

• John M. Langston Citizens Association will receive $3,000 for development of a walking tour (print and online versions) and a musical performance and discussion program focusing on the history of the historically African-American neighborhood of Halls Hill/High View Park.

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