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The Power of the Easement: Protecting the Legacy of Nina Simone

In 2018, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund designated the Nina Simone Childhood Home as a National Treasure . The three-room, 660-square-foot home is significant for its association with Nina Simone and as the house where she...

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HOPE Crew Returns to the Field in New Orleans

By Molly Baker With health and safety at the forefront, HOPE (Hands-On Preservation Experience) Crew returned to the field for the first time since the nationwide outbreak of COVID-19. Guided by stringent national, state, and local COVID-safe protocols, the HOPE Crew held a carpentry training...

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Tell the Full Story: Recordings from the Affinity Sessions at PastForward Online 2020

For many, the diversity affinity sessions at the annual PastForward conference are a highlight of the program. Conceived to provide a dedicated time and place for underrepresented groups to gather at the conference, these sessions offer room for dialogue and exchange, as well as the...

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Before Brown v. Board: A look at Dred Scott v. Sandford and Plessy v. Ferguson

As part of the work of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, we are continuing to broaden our understanding of Brown v. Board of Education by commemorating the 67th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. We are partnering with The...

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Paul R. Williams-Designed Mosaic Realized at UCLA 60 Years Later

By Lois Lee Pioneering Black architect Paul Revere Williams, FAIA (1894-1980), is finally receiving well-deserved, national recognition 40 years after his death. Williams’ extensive portfolio transcends the racial boundaries of the architecture profession during his time , and his story...

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Forum Journal: Relevance and Resilience, Proceedings from PastForward Online 2020

The latest issue of Forum Journal captures the proceedings from PastForward Online 2020, the historic preservation movement’s first-ever all-virtual national conference which drew more than 4,000 registrants. Like the national conference, Forum Journal opens with introductory...

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Forum Journal: Relevance and Resilience: Proceedings from PastForward Online 2020 (Vol. 33, No. 1)

The latest issue of Forum Journal captures the proceedings from PastForward Online 2020, the historic preservation movement’s first-ever all-virtual national conference which drew more than 4,000 registrants. Like the national conference, Forum Journal opens with introductory remarks by...

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Brown v. Board: Cheryl Brown Henderson and the Legacy of the 1954 Supreme Court Case

One of the most significant landmark cases in the history of the United States, the 1954 Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education compiled cases from five communities across the South, East, and Midwest to desegregate American schools. Late last year, the National Trust identified work...

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From Trails to Timber: Uncovering Black History in Oregon

The West is filled with stories of cowboys, loggers, pioneers, and homesteaders seeking new lives often under uncertain, tough circumstances. Now imagine if the stories and those individuals who forged new paths for themselves and their families on the frontier were Black. In 1857, the state of...

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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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