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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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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 and...

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Slide Deck: The Rosenwald Schools GIS Mapping Project

This is the slide deck for "The Rosenwald Schools GIS Mapping Project" webinar that took place on January 30, 2019. #Rosenwald #mapping #AfricanAmerican

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The Rosenwald Schools GIS Mapping Project (January 30, 2019 | Forum Webinar)

This webinar highlighted the important role of Rosenwald Schools in American history and the present day. John Hildreth, Senior Advisor for Special Projects at the National Trust, explains the historical context of Rosenwald Schools. Ian Spangler, PhD student at the University of Kentucky, then...


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New Rubric for Engaging Descendant Communities at Museums and Historic Sites

Last February James Madison’s Montpelier, in partnership with the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund , launched the first interdisciplinary National Summit on Teaching Slavery . Over one weekend, a group of educators, curators, scholars, activists, museum and historic site...

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