tanner house

Henry Ossawa Tanner House


Preservation effort to stabilize and preserve the 19th century painter's Philadelphia home. Project in partnership with the Friends of Henry O. Tanner House, Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, and Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

Armstrong School

Preserving the St. Paul 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

National Register Research

Documentation of significant Black heritage sites in the Philadelphia region and state of Alabama.

students on site

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

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

Picturing Civil Rights

CPCRS's official instagram account

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

placing juneteenth

Placing Juneteenth

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


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.