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historic preservation



  • A Black Nurse Saved Lives. Today She May Save Art

    Graduate student Laura Voisin George discovered an image of Biddy Mason, a Black woman born in slavery who became a founding figure in Los Angeles's African American history, in a set of WPA murals in an auditorium at the University of California-San Francisco. The discovery may help preserve the murals. 



  • Columbus Historian Hits Streets in Search of African American Stories

    Rita Fuller-Yates earned a bachelor's degree in history and worked in corporate America and as a lifestyle columnist. But now she's a fierce avocate for memorializing one of Ohio's black leaders (and the history of African Americans in Columbus) on the grounds of the Statehouse.



  • $500,000 Federal Grant Awarded to Former “Americus Colored Hospital”

    The National Park Service and Historic Preservation Fund awarded the grant to an Americus preservation group to create a new civil rights museum in the original building of a Jim Crow-era hospital that served the black population of southwest Georgia.



  • Marie Antoinette Would Be Proud

    The palace has called on skilled designers, historians, botanists and gardeners to apply their expertise to the complicated work of restoring that spot, called Le Bosquet de la Reine, or the Queen’s Grove.