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.
The Getty Foundation has announced a $3.1 million grant program targeting African American Modernist architecture. Free educational opportunities are a click away at the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Forum and US/ICOMOS. Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks World Heritage nomination receives ICOMOS committee inspection. The Center for the Preservation of Civil Rights Sites at the Weitzman School of… more »
The National Park Service created a new, multi-state, multi-property National Historical Park when President Joe Biden signed into law on May 12, 2022, the Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Park Expansion and Redesignation Act.
The newly-restored A.G. Gaston Motel opened on Friday, June 30, 2022, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony starting at 10:00 am. Congress has appropriated $4.625 million for the History of Equal Rights grant program.