Preserving African American Historic Places


By: , Kerri Rubman
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Table of Contents

Historic Preservation

This guide is designed to help local advocates preserve African American historic sites. It shares the opportunities and challenges of doing so, outlines potential partners, and identifies regulatory strategies. It also includes case studies of successful projects from New York City, Houston, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Blounts Creek, North Carolina.

Social Equity

This guide helps local advocates, especially those new to preservation, understand the unique opportunities and challenges of preserving African American historic sites. It provides a history of historic preservation, identifies public and private allies at the federal, state, and local levels, and reviews how to organize a preservation effort. It also lists preservation tools, regulations, and incentives, and studies six communities that have undertaken preservation projects on African American historic sites.