Armstrong School
Fieldwork

St Paul Missionary Baptist Church and The Armstrong School

A Tuskegee x Penn preservation effort to stabilize, preserve, interpret and sustain the a rare cultural landscape in Macon Co, AL.

Bayard Rustin
Research

National Register Research

Documentation of significant Black heritage sites in the Philadelphia region.

students on site
Teaching

Civil Rights Heritage Courses

Learning from Civil Rights heritage in the classroom

Each semester CPCRS engages students with our partners in Alabama and Philadelphia through the Historic Preservation curriculum. In classrooms, studios, labs, and in the field, Weitzman School of Design educators and students collaborate to bring the preservation philosophies and principles of CPCRS “down to the ground.” 

students and professor
Teaching

Tuskegee University, Department of Architecture, Teaching Collaboration

Weitzman’s Graduate Program in Historic Preservation continues its collaboration with Kwesi Daniels and colleagues at Tuskegee University’s Department of Architecture on courses focusing on historic preservation planning at sites in Alabama.

gas station
Research

Picturing Civil Rights

CPCRS's official instagram account

A public visual archive of Black heritage situated in the vernacular American landscape.

placing juneteenth
Research

Placing Juneteenth

Share your photos of events and places that mark, memorialize and commemorate emancipation and Juneteenth.

mosaic
Research

Historiography of Civil Rights Heritage

CPCRS Research Fellow Charlette Caldwell is writing a white paper surveying the historiography of civil rights heritage, challenging how we conceptualize and research “sites” in terms of Black heritage. This is work in progress and will be published later this year.