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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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7 Preservation Resolutions for 2021

Editor's Note: For a look back at 2020 check out last week's post Looking Back on 2020: Where Do We Go From Here? and make sure to share your preservation resolutions on Forum Connect. 2020 was a rough year. For thousands of non-profit organizations across the country in small towns and...

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Looking Back on 2020: Where Do We Go From Here?

At the heart of our work as historic preservationists is the philosophy of acknowledging and managing change. Every place, landscape, or piece of cultural heritage we strive to protect is affected by external factors that can be attributed to both human and natural intervention. Our challenge...

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Continuing Community in New Orleans

New Orleans is more than beignets and Bourbon Street, voodoo queens and Mardi Gras. An old city with a multicultural blend of its African, French, Cajun, and Spanish roots, this city has a culture that is all its own. This includes the unique architecture, with its distinctive ironwork,...

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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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William Snyder’s House: Teaching to Tell the Full Story

Home to such historic sites as the National Register listed Crawford Grill No. 2 and playwright, Pittsburgh’s Hill District was long known as the “Crossroads of the World” because many European migrants and Southern Blacks settled there. Hill District home formerly owned by racketeer...

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A Q&A on Preserving African American Places: Growing Preservation’s Potential as A Path for Equity

The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently released Preserving African American Places: Growing Preservation’s Potential as a Path for Equity , a report that seeks to elevate emerging ideas, research, observations, and questions on the critically important issues of equitable...

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Preserving African American Places: Growing Preservation's Potential as a Path for Equity

Under the auspices of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund and funded by the Ford Foundation and The JPB Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation presents Preserving African American Places: Growing Preservation's Potential as a Path for Equity . This report seeks...

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Reading List: Prepping for Town Halls at PastForward Online 2020

One of the new features this year at PastForward Online 2020 (October 27-30), are three live Town Halls. Using digital tools, these interactive sessions will provide a forum for open discussion and give you an opportunity to share your own beliefs and ideas for action. Each of these Town Halls...

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