The Coltrane Home in Dix Hills has been awarded a grant from the National Trust’s new African-American Cultural Heritage Action Fund.
The grant recognizing the site where the late iconic jazz musician, saxophonist John Coltrane, and his wife, pianist Alice Coltrane, lived in the 1960s is part of a $25-million multi-year national initiative aimed at protecting and restoring African-American historic sites and uncovering hidden stories of African-Americans connected to historic sites across the nation. The National Trust’s Action Fund awarded a total of more than $1 million in grants to support grassroots efforts to preserve sites across the country.
Other award recipients include several African-American homesteader sites in the western states, Civil Rights sites in Birmingham, Ala., and the August Wilson House in Pittsburgh.
“So proud and excited to be honored by the African-American Cultural Heritage Action Fund and National Trust for Historic Preservation with a grant,” the home said Saturday.
The home is where Coltrane wrote his masterpiece, A Love Supreme.
Coltrane died at Huntington Hospital in 1967. His wife, Alice, continued to live in the home until 1973.
The news of the award came just ahead of Coltrane Day, July 21, which celebrates the musician with workshops and jam sessions.