During September both the ICOMOS General Assembly and the World Heritage Committee met. During the latter, Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks were inscribed on the World Heritage List. In other news, the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom added 23 new sites and the Lincoln Memorial is adding new visitor facilities, including 15,000 square feet of exhibit… more »
The 45th Extended Session of the World Heritage Committee will be meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on September 10-25, 2023. Among the nominations under consideration for inscription are the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks in Ohio.
Grant applications for the Preserving Black Churches Project of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund are due August 23. The Airports Council International—North America (ACI-NA) announced awarded the Hudson Group Booksellers new Civil Rights Trail Market in the Birmingham—Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) won the 2023 Best New News & Gift Concept Award.
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World Heritage Day is celebrated internationally to raise awareness about the importance of cultural heritage and the need to preserve it for future generations. This year’s theme, Heritage Changes, is intended to promote cultural diversity, heritage conservation, and sustainable development.
The 2023 U.S. Civil Rights Movement Sites Lecture will be delivered by the National Park Service Former Director Robert G. Stanton on Thursday, April 13, at Georgia State University in Atlanta. The topic will be “Preserving Sites of Our Heritage: A Noble Journey Toward Gratitude, Justice, and Dignity for All.”
As Black History Month draws to a close, here is a sampling of some of the recent, current, and upcoming activities accomplished by and events scheduled at Civil Rights Movement Sites around the South:
The year is off to a busy start! MLK Day, a tornado in Selma, the African American Civil Rights Trail on Rick Steves, and NTHP’s African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund grantees announced.
Brief recap of 2022, expectations for 2023, and a story about Civil Rights leaders recently and soon to be installed in the National Statuary Hall.
The World Heritage Convention was signed on November 16, 1972. In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of World Heritage, several institutions have scheduled special events.
Several federal grant applications are due in the next two months. A link to a list of currently available federal grants related to African American heritage sites is also provided.