Telling the Whole Spectrum of American Stories

By Ha Leem Ro

A critical look at the American memoryscpae of disabilities rights in the build environment. 

black trans lives matter mural

Queering Preservation

By Julia Marchetti

Compton’s Transgender Cultural District as a Vehicle for Cultural and Economic Reparations?

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A.G. Gaston Motel & the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument

By Yiling Hu

The site of one of the first motels to provide better accommodations and restaurants for African-Americans who were traveling through the segregated South.

outside of midcentury building

Teachers State Association of Texas

By Hanna Stark

The dynamic life of the Teachers State Association of Texas Headquarters designed by John Saunders Chase -- one of the first two African Americans ever to enroll at the University of Texas at Austin, the first to graduate from UT’s School of Architecture, and the state’s first licensed African American architect.

golf club

The Shady Rest Country Club

By Greg Maxwell

A historically notable place of black recreation, culture, and community influence.

meeting house exterior

African American Meeting House

By Michele Kolb

Freedom existed but segregation persisted: History of civil rights on Nantucket since the 1800’s.

fisk univeristy

Fisk University and Jefferson Street

By Eboni Senai Hawkins

Town and Gown Relationships in Black Nashville

exterior of building

New Freedom Theatre

By Catherine Bache

 Pennsylvania’s oldest black theatrical organization and serves the black community in the city.

exterior of building

The Excelsior Club

By Basak Siklar

The first black night club in Charlotte North Carolina.

central park

Seneca Village

By Allison Nkwocha

Beneath present-day Central Park once stood Seneca Village, a majority African American community that existed from 1825 (two years before slavery ended legally in New York) till the day it was razed in 1857.

The Kitty Foster Homestead and Cemetery

The Kitty Foster Homestead and Cemetery

By Adam Ghazzawi

The Kitty Foster Homestead and Cemetery is located on the grounds of UVa in Charlottesville, VA. The site was home to Catherine "Kitty" Foster, an African-American seamstress and laundress at UVa, and her family from 1833 to 1906.