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Looking Beyond the Architecture at the African Orthodox Church in Highland Park

By Curtis Maxwell Perrin In 2018 Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood learned of a developer’s intention to raze the historic African Orthodox Church at 56 Cedar Street and replace it with condos. It seemed an uphill battle when the Highland Park Neighborhood Coalition (HPNC), of which I am the co...

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Forum Journal: Intangible Heritage

This issue of Forum Journal focuses on how to preserve cultural heritage in the absence of historic places that represent that heritage. Articles focus on specific communities and the efforts to preserve intangible heritage, as well as more general explorations of the topic. Articles...

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Forum Journal: Intangible Heritage (Vol. 32, No. 4)

This issue of Forum Journal focuses on how to preserve cultural heritage in the absence of historic places that represent that heritage. Articles focus on specific communities and the efforts to preserve intangible heritage, as well as more general explorations of the topic. Articles included...

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Honoring African American History at Oberlin Village

The community of Historic Oberlin Village in Raleigh, North Carolina has a story to tell: one of accomplishment, pride, and overcoming incredible obstacles. Founded by African American freedmen around 1870, they created an independent town that consisted of twelve blocks with almost 1,000...

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PastForward 2019 Preview: Celebrating Women's History—Amythyst Kiah

Born in Chattanooga and now based in Johnson City, Amythyst Kiah’s commanding stage presence is matched by her raw and powerful vocals—a deeply moving, hypnotic sound that stirs echoes of a distant and restless past. Accompanied interchangeably with banjo, acoustic guitar, or a full band, her...

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PastForward 2019 Preview: Saving Urban Neighborhoods —Mindy Fullilove

National Trust conference attendees first heard from Dr. Mindy Fullilove at the National Preservation Conference in St.Paul, MN in 2007 where she talked about her book Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It . In the years since,...

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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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