Culled from the records of the National Register of Historic Places, a roster of all types of significant properties across the United States, African American Historic Places includes over 800 places in 42 states and two U.S. territories that have played a role in black American history. Banks, cemeteries, clubs, colleges, forts, homes, hospitals, schools, and shops are but a few of the types of sites explored in this volume, which is an invaluable reference guide for researchers, historians, preservationists, and anyone interested in African American culture. Also included are eight insightful essays on the African American experience, from migration to the role of women, from the Harlem Renaissance to the Civil Rights Movement. The authors represent academia, museums, historic preservation, and politics, and utilize the listed properties to vividly illustrate the role of communities and women, the forces of migration, the influence of the arts and heritage preservation, and the struggles for freedom and civil rights. Together they lead to a better understanding of the contributions of African Americans to American history. They illustrate the events and people, the designs and achievements that define African American history. And they pay powerful tribute to the spirit of black America.... 160 George Washington Carver National Monument, 322 Mary Ann Shadd Cary House, 136 Cedar Grove Plantation Chapel, ... 365 Prudence Crandall House, 1 25 Dasher High School, 190 E. A. Daule House, 479 Davis Avenue Branch, Mobile ... 446 Manual Training High School for Negroes, 400 Mary Allen Seminary for Colored Girls, Administration Building, ... 405 Saint Thomasa#39; Protestant Episcopal Church, 452 Dr. J. A. Savage House, 372 Second Congregational Church, anbsp;...
|Title||:||African American Historic Places|
|Author||:||Beth L. Savage, National Register of Historic Places|
|Publisher||:||John Wiley & Sons - 1994-10-01|