First Annual Sustainability Workshop for African American Historic Sites

On January 21, 2010, the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Northeast Office, in partnership with the John Nicholas Brown Center at Brown University and The 1772 Foundation, convened representatives from 24 African American sites, from Maine to Delaware, in Providence, Rhode Island for a two-day sustainability workshop.  A diversity of places were represented, and the stories embodied in those places are truly, truly inspiring. These places included a former Negro league baseball stadium, Underground Railroad and abolitionist sites, extant cultural landscapes and historic resources from free Black communities, heritage trials, a slave quarter, the first African American meeting houses in the country, and sites representing jazz and vocal legends. Together these places represent the Northeast’s rich African American heritage and help to better our understanding of the Black experience in America. Click Here