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History lives on in the communities where formerly enslaved people settled after the end of the Civil War, and the safe havens where Black Americans sought refuge from the dangers of Jim Crow. Legacies endure in the colleges and universities that birthed generations of Black scholars and leaders, and in the homes of prominent musicians and poets.
Dozens of these places will now be preserved for years to come, thanks to a total of $ 3 million in grants from the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund.
      The African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, an initiative of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, was launched in 2017 after White supremacists descended on Charlottesville, 여자 이름, with the purported goal of saving a statue of Confederate general 로버트 E. 이씨. It was establishedfor the purpose of reconstructing a true national identity that reflects America’s diversity,” said the action fund’s executive director Brent Leggs.
        What it means to preserve a landmark in this instance is really about telling overlooked stories embodied in those placesones of African American resilience, activism and achievementthat are fundamental to the nation itself,” 그는 말했다.
          This latest grant is being divided among a total of 40 projects that span 17 주, Puerto Rico and Washington, DC. It’s the largest single disbursement in the action fund’s history.
          Here are some of the places that will be preservedand the stories behind them.

          The place of Emmett Till’s funeral

          Roberts Temple Church of God in Christ, located in Chicago, is the site of the 1955 funeral of Emmett Till. The service was a turning point in the civil rights movement.

          14-year-old Emmett Till was brutally killed by two White men in Mississippi, his body was shipped back home to his family in Chicago.
          His mother, Mamie Till Mobley, insisted on an open casket at the funeral so that mourners could bear witness to his mutilated body.
          Let the people see what they did to my boy,” 그녀가 말했다.
          그만큼 1955 funeral drew thousands of people who lined up to pay their respects. It was a turning point in the civil rights movementand it took place at the Roberts Temple Church of God in Christ.
          The church, founded in the early 1900s, is an official Chicago landmark where a congregation worships to this day. 작년, the National Trust for Historic Preservation listed it as one of the 미국’ Most Endangered Historic Places due to severe structural problems.
          A coalition working to preserve Roberts Temple plans to address the safety issues 그리고 결국, restore the building to its 1955 외관.

          Green Book sites in the Carolinas

          During the era of Jim Crow, 그만큼 "Negro Motorist Green Book&인용; listed hotels, 레스토랑, gas stations and other establishments where Black travelers were welcome.

          For African Americans in the mid-1900s, traveling was a life or death endeavor.
          A guide known as the Green Book, 하나, helped Black people safely navigate a nation in which they were routinely subject to segregation, discrimination and physical violence.
          The Negro Motorist Green Book,” as it was formally called, listed hotels, motels, 레스토랑, gas stations and other establishments where African American patrons were welcome. Many of those sites also served as hubs for civil rights activism and organizing.
          이상 300 Green Book sites can be found in North Carolina, 그리고 North Carolina African American Heritage Commission has been working to document and map each of those locations through an online portal.
          The commission will also work with its South Carolina counterpart to develop a national model for the project, 에 따르면 National Trust for Historic Preservation.

          A cultural oasis for Black musicians

          The Hotel Metropolitan in Paducah, 켄터키, was a vibrant gathering place for Black musicians and travelers in the 1900s.

          One site listed in the Green Book was the Hotel Metropolitan, opened in 1909 by a Black woman named Maggie Steed.
          Located in Paducah, 켄터키, it was a place of rest and refuge for African Americans passing through the areaa shelter from the discrimination they would have faced elsewhere. The hotel was also a stop on the ChitlinCircuit, a network of venues throughout the South where Black musicians could perform during the era of Jim Crow.
          수년에 걸쳐, Hotel Metropolitan hosted jazz and blues legends such as Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and B.B. 왕. Because it had become such a hub for creatives, the hotel built a juke joint known as thePurple Room,” where musicians would unwind, have a drink and play for other patrons, according to a feature from Kentucky Educational Television.
          오늘, Hotel Metropolitan functions as a museum, and the grant will help restore the Purple Room to its former glory.

          A dormitory for Black female students

          The League of Women for Community Service is seen in 2021 as repairs are underway.

          African American women in Boston who weren’t allowed in the residence halls of their colleges and universities in the mid-1900s instead stayed at the headquarters of the League of Women for Community Servicea social services organization led by Black women in the city.
          One of those women was Coretta Scott, who lived in the building when she was a student at the New England Conservatory of Music. It was during this time that she started dating her future husband Martin Luther King Jr., according to the League’s website.
          The storied brownstone in Boston’s South End is currently in a process of rehabilitation, and the League hopes to make the building a center of affordable housing for students once again. 그만큼 new funds will go toward restoring the entry portico.

          The site where the first enslaved Africans arrived

          Fort Monroe is home to the port where enslaved Africans first arrived on the shores of Virginia in 1619, marking the beginning of American slavery.

          에 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in Port Comfort on the shores of Virginia. Its arrival marked the beginning of slavery in British North America, forever altering the course of what would become the United States.
            That site is now part of Fort Monroe, also where abolitionist Harriet Tubman briefly treated wounded and sick African American soldiers. 에 2019, thousands of people gathered there to commemorate the 400th anniversary of American slavery.
            그만큼 Fort Monroe Foundation and other groups are working to preserve and contextualize the site’s history, 과 a sculpture has been commissioned to honor the enslaved individuals who were brought there.

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