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Cynthia McGhee from Oklahoma speaking on "The Economics of Black Wall Street"
Cynthia McGhee from Oklahoma speaking on “The Economics of Black Wall Street”

JOIN US IN HOUSTON, TEXAS IN 2017 FOR OUR ANNUAL CONFERENCE!

If you are concerned about the state of communities of color, you should mark your calendar to attend the 2nd annual, “Preserving Communities of Color Conference”. The event will be held in Houston from November 1-4. Join hundreds of leaders, descendants, historians, preservationist and more in Houston. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to connect with people on a mission to preserve communities of color.

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OUR ANNUAL CONFERENCE UNITES LEADERS

Empowering Them with Ideas and Resources

OUR CONFERENCE IS FOR EVERYONE

Connecting is Powerful at the Conference

Our conference aims to present diverse viewpoints by including workshops and sessions from various perspectives that range from preservation, housing, economics, displacement, youth, cemetery restoration and more. The conference is perfect for people seeking to learn about, engage and plan with communities of color. It considers how placemaking in marginalized communities can be successful. Seize this historic opportunity to be in the same room with the people on the ground working to make things happen. This conference is for everyone, especially you!

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HBTSA GATHERING

University of North Carolina Symposium

Fall 2015, The HBTSA joined with UNC scholars to host a symposium that addressed legal and government issues, oral history collection, entrepreneurship and cultural tourism, archive development and preservation, foodways and community health. The symposium was funded in part by a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and co-sponsored by CSAS, the Univ. North Carolina Office of the Provost, the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise and the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History.

 

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TEXAS HISTORIC TOWNS

Preserving Communities of Color Conference

Fall 2016. The Preserving Communities of Color Conference is a weeklong, multi-venue event comprised of pop-up classrooms, tours, roundtable discussions, workshops and other interactive activities focused entirely on the needs of communities of color. Held in Houston in November 2016, the event  united people interested in prioritizing historic preservation in communities of color to address current issues and develop a collective action plan to guide future progress. ” Organized by the Texas Branch of the HBTSA, the conference headquartered in Houston with a one day symposium in Prairie View, Texas on the historic campus of Prairie View
Featured speakers included Dr. Carroll Van West of Middle Tennessee State Univ., Dr. Reagan Flowers of CSTEM, Maya Ford of Ford Momentum, Dr. Michelle Robinson of Univ. of Alabama, Mayor Alberta McCrory of Hobson City, Alabama and Former Prairie View mayor, Frank Jackson.

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EATONVILLE, FLORIDA

Communities of Color in 21st Century Conference

Winter 2017. The Communities Conference: Civic Conversations Concerning 21st Century American Life in Communities of Color was presented in partnership with Rollins College. The conference was organized in recognition of the 130th anniversary of the incorporation of historic Eatonville, popularly known as the oldest incorporated African-American municipality in Florida.The multi-day conference explored issues and concerns which occur over and over in communities of color as well as seek to determine ways of improving the quality of life for those persons who reside in them.
Featured presenters included Eleanor Traylor, Ph.D., professor emerita, Howard University; Charles M. Blow, The New York Times; Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Ph.D., professor of History, Race and Public Policy, Harvard University; and Suzanne Young Murray, professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies.

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GET INVOLVED IN OUR WORK

We are meeting monthly to discuss plans for the conference. We also convene monthly to learn from people who are on the ground working to create inclusive communities. Our engagement includes visiting some of the most historic places of color and learn from the “masters”. This is not just a conversation about historic preservation this is an event that brings a fresh approach and new perspective to build affordable housing, economic development and address racial disparities. We need you to help create a sustainable agenda for preserving places that embody the African American experience of place, culture and heritage in America.

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