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National Trust Testimony: Brown v. Board of Education (April 2021)

Testimony from the National Trust for Historic Preservation about the new bipartisan legislation in the House and Senate would help tell the full story of the landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education that ordered the desegregation of American public schools. This was...

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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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Brown v. Board: From Students on Strike to Massive Resistance in Farmville, VA

The second webinar in series on Brown v. Board, tells the story of the Robert Russa Moton School in Farmville, Virginia. The webinar will feature Cameron Patterson, executive director of the Robert Russa Moton Museum. In addition to sharing some history about the case, this session will also...

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The Tidal Basin in Context: Memorials and Controversy

Conceived of and moderated by Donald Albrecht and Thomas Mellins, curators of the Tidal Basin Ideas Lab exhibition, this evening program is the third in a series of conversations about the changing nature of public space and the complexities of its preservation. This session will focus on issues...

March 24 Tidal Basin Webinar.pdf


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The Tidal Basin in Context: Dialogues on Public Space Today

This webinar took place on January 27, 2021 Conceived of and moderated by Donald Albrecht and Thomas Mellins, curators of the Tidal Basin Ideas Lab exhibition, this evening program is the first in a series of conversations about the changing nature of public space and the complexities of its...

Forum Webinar_TidalBasininContext.pdf


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Report: James River Alternatives (October 2020)

In the summer of 2019, the Army Corps restarted the permitting review process, but progress on the EIS has been slow. Based on the inadequate information provided to the public about project alternatives and impacts at the scoping meeting, the National Trust determined that an updated...

2020 10 20 TCR James River Alternatives Report.pdf


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James River Transmission Line Update and Advocacy Alert

Since including the James River near Jamestown, Virginia, on the annual list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places in 2013, the National Trust and our partners, including Preservation Virginia, as well as preservation advocates around the country have urged the Army Corps of...

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[Slide Deck and Resources] Broadening Our Understanding of Brown v. Board of Education

Although most commonly associated with Topeka, Kansas—now home to the National Park Service’s Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site—Brown v. Board of Education was actually a portfolio of cases drawn from five communities. On September 17, 2020, the National Trust launched the Brown...

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Telling Untold Stories for Preservation Advocacy at the Tidal Basin

By Taneil Ruffin Editor’s Note: This past summer the National Trust for Historic Preservation designated the National Mall Tidal Basin as a National Treasure. To learn more about the threats and current campaign to save the Tidal Basin, visit www.savingplaces.org/tidal-basin . Want to...

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Using Laser Scanning Technology to Record the LULAC Council 60 Clubhouse

When driving down Bagby Street in Houston, Texas, a bustling one-way throughway, you will zoom right by a white stucco two-story structure. If you do notice the old house that was built in 1907, you may not think anything about the unassuming, and decaying, building. The LULAC Council 60...

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