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

Posted: March 19, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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

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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