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Two Little Rock sites get U.S. grants for civil rights; $1M set for ballroom, school

By Chelsea Boozer

This article was published March 19, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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Kerry McCoy and her son, Matthew, recently received a grant to add an elevator for the Dreamland Ballroom public-access project.

Matthew McCoy looks at the Dreamland Ballroom in Little Rock from the top balcony on Friday.

A historic ballroom where the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, B.B. King, Ray Charles and other prominent black entertainers sang and performed for hundreds of Little Rock residents decades ago is a step closer to returning to an entertainment venue accessible to the public.

Matthew McCoy looks at the Dreamland Ballroom in Little Rock from the top balcony on Friday.

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Razrbak says... March 19, 2018 at 7:45 a.m.

That is what a concrete gulch does. That old historic black area was decimated by the Wilbur Mills Expressway. At least that building that has the ballroom is still standing. Red's Pool hall and other iconic places are just memories now. #TimeForChange #CleanOutLRCityHall

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HM2 says... March 19, 2018 at 9:47 p.m.

A total waste of taxpayer dollars.

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