Jan 11, 2011 5:58 AM by Nichole Larkey & AP
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans African American Museum in Treme is getting a big boost.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the museum is getting $3 million in federal funds to help pay for renovations and expansion of the museum.
The museum is based in the Treme Villa, an 1828 mansion. The city plans to give the museum an additional $3 million to help it expand.
Treme is considered to have been the largest and most important community of free people of color, or non-enslaved African-Americans, in the nation before the Civil War.