“FUTURE OF COMMUNITIES OF COLOR”
Discover What Leaders Are Doing to Preserve Heritage
Case Studies in Preservation
It is no secret that the history of African Americans and their contributions to America are often an under told story. There is an aggressive move to study the places that defined African American life after the Civil War. These sessions will provide first hand samples and insights about the lives of these “early placemakers”.
Tools and Strategies
There are many people in various places working to preserve what’s left of our most historic places. The sessions in this track will focus on practical solutions for getting the job done. Learn from the people on the ground working to preserve important places of cultural significance.
Cultural Entrepreneurs and Local Economies
We must design our own ideas to create sustainable communities that embody our culture and heritage. We must connect with planners, preservationist, anthropologist, historians and others who are culturally competent to support our efforts. ed by former slaves and cowboys.