Preserving and Sustaining Civil Rights Sites

November 18, 2021 — November 19, 2021
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In November 2021, CPCRS convened a number of scholars and practitioners deeply engaged in different aspects of preserving sites, stories and organizations representing the heritage of civil rights in the U.S.

The historic preservation field finds itself in a moment of intense introspection, critique, and change. While the traditional preservation methods of listing, legal protection, architectural history, and restoration still have their place, other, emergent methods of interpretation, management, storytelling, community engagement and adaptive reuse are urgently being explored.