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Perspectives of Neighborhood Change

By Jenna Dublin Editor's Note: This article by Jenna Dublin is the introductory essay in a compendium of essay’s called Perspectives of Neighborhood Change . This compendium is part of a broader collection of resources for the report Preserving African American Places: Growing Preservation's...

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Perspectives of Neighborhood Change

Developed in the summer of 2018, ten students at universities across the United States were selected as AACHAF Research Fellows from a competitive pool of applicants and were commissioned to research and write essays on neighborhood change and historic preservation in each of the ten study...

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HBCU Cultural Heritage Stewardship Initiative

The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently launched the HBCU Cultural Heritage Stewardship Initiative as part of our African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund . This program is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Ford Foundation, the JPB Foundation, the J...


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[Slide Deck] HBCU Cultural Heritage Stewardship Initiative

Slide Deck for the recent Forum Webinar: HBCU Cultural Heritage Stewardship Initiative The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently launched the HBCU Cultural Heritage Stewardship Initiative as part of our African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund . This program is supported by...

HBCU Webinar Presentation [FINAL].pdf


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How Mapping the Chesapeake Watershed Will Illuminate African American History

In recent years, historic preservationists have acknowledged that historic sites and landscapes important to people of color are underrepresented in documentation and conservation priorities—a deficit that has deep repercussions for efforts to tell the full American story . In an often-cited...

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HBCU Cultural Heritage Stewardship Initiative

Sam and Mary Cooke Preservation Fund for Hawai’i: Guidelines & Eligibility HBCU Cultural Heritage Stewardship Initiative Through the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, National Endowment for the Humanities, Ford Foundation, The JPB...


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The Public Historian: Growth of Historic Sites

Cultural heritage sites that bring forward the African American narrative have served a crucial role in redefining our collective history and, ultimately, reconstructing a national identity that reflects the country’s true diversity. Preservation professionals and grassroots leaders harness the...

Public Historian Essay by Brent Leggs titled Growth of Historic Sites 2018.pdf


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Lessons Learned, Lessons Shared: A Q & A with Jannie Harriot

The work of the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission (SCAAHC), which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, illustrates how grassroots organizations and leaders can have a significant impact on historic preservation efforts in their state. Founded as a council in 1993 and...

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Unearthing Truth: Sugar Land’s Past and Future

By Hanna Kim An affluent suburb of Houston, Sugar Land is lauded for its ethnic diversity, educated workforce, beautiful neighborhoods, excellent schools, and handsome town center. Recent events, however, have exposed a disturbing history, creating national and even international headlines...

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Webinar: Find Funding: The National Trust Grants Program (2018 Edition)

Thank you to everyone who tuned in to the most recent Forum Webinar , “ Finding Funding: The National Trust Grants Program .” Diana Maxwell, manager of grants at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, provided attendees with an overview of the National Trust's grant opportunities,...

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