Lawana Holland-Moore

Program Assistant, African American Cultural Heritage Fund,
National Trust for Historic Preservation

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I am the Associate Program Officer of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, the National Trust's multi-year, multi-million dollar initiative to identify, elevate and support the voices, stories and places of African American activism, achievement, and community. 

I was the 2014 National Trust Colodny Scholar and wrote my Master's thesis on “Ethnic Minority Heritage Values and U.S. Historic Preservation Significance Policy." I hold a BA from GW in History and Journalism and a MA from Goucher College in Historic Preservation. I was a Researcher for the White House Historical Association, where I served on the National Trust’s Diversity and Inclusion Group representing Decatur House. I have also helped the Greenbelt Museum and Historic House in Greenbelt, Maryland field inquiries and manage their website and social media. A DC native, I also serve on the Landmarks Committee of the DC Preservation League.​ I love to talk to the public about African American history, preservation, and underrepresented cultural groups. ​​​​

Forum Blog Article Posts:
"Honoring African American History at Oberlin Village"
"Lessons Learned, Lessons Shared: A Q & A with Jannie Harriot"
"Holistic​ Approaches, Inclusive Change"​​​
"Preservation Perceptions and Moving Forward"​​​
Preservation Leadership Forum Journal:
"Shared Spaces, Invisible Imprints: Intersections of Latinx and African American Intangible Heritage" (with Sehila Mota Casper)