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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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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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What Does Home Mean to You? Diverse Stories of Victory and Loss from California

By Christine Madrid French When Louisa Bird Cunningham founded the Ladies of Mount Vernon in 1853, she focused on the concept of “home” to save President George Washington’s house in Virginia. That moment, recognized as one of the earliest historic preservation movements in the United...

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Preservation Advocacy During the First 100 Days of the Biden Administration and the 117th Congress

In this Forum Webinar, preservation partners, congressional staff, and National Trust’s staff team for a presentation on the most pressing policy issues facing the preservation community in the months ahead. Advocates will discuss early priorities of the Biden Administration and the 117th...

Forum Webinar_Preservation Advocacy During the First 100 Days.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...

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Preservation Advocacy During the Congressional Lame-Duck and Looking Forward to the 117th Congress

Recording of a Forum Webinar that occurred on November 18, 2020. Join preservation partners, congressional staff, and National Trust’s government relations team for a presentation on the most pressing policy issues facing the preservation community in the months ahead. Learn how the results of...


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HBCU Cultural Heritage Stewardship Initiative

The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently launched the HBCU Cultural Heritage Stewardship Initiative as part of our African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund . This program is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Ford Foundation, the JPB Foundation, the J...


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[Slide Deck] HBCU Cultural Heritage Stewardship Initiative

Slide Deck for the recent Forum Webinar: HBCU Cultural Heritage Stewardship Initiative The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently launched the HBCU Cultural Heritage Stewardship Initiative as part of our African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund . This program is supported by...

HBCU Webinar Presentation [FINAL].pdf


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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...

Forum Webinar_BrownvBoard.pdf