Black Church leaders from some of the largest Protestant denominations and state Baptist conventions are encouraging the National Park Service (NPS) to develop more memorials and historical markers that recognize the history of their community.  The clergy say that “memorializing such history is healing for the black community.” In 1991, a `burial ground with more […]

The National Trust for Historic Preservation says that their program, the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund (AACHAF), distributed more than $3 million in grants to fund the protection and preservation of forty African American historic sites this year.  According to AACHAF, the fund is the largest U.S. resource dedicated to this effort. Since being […]