Profiles in Preservation
The deForest Brothers
Early inspiration for ABC: to include historic sites associated with African American heritage in the US Bicentennial 200th anniversary celebration. This work continued the work of Black historians and scholars who met with the National Park Service (NPS) as early as 1872 advocating for the inclusion of these sites in the NPS system.
Briscoe, Kevin Michael. The Zenger, "Cemetery Will Survive as 'Last Black Piece' of Gentrified D.C. Despite Real Estate Arms Race: Founded in 1809, a burial ground served all Georgetowners until a 'whites only' graveyard was established 40 years," https://www.zenger.news/2021/01/13/foundation-aims-to-restore-showcase-historic-black-cemeteries-in-d-c-s-georgetown-neighborhood/ (site visited 18Feb2021)
Brown, Fred. The Washington Post, "Preserving America's Black Historic Landmarks," https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/1989/02/20/preserving-americas-black-historic-landmarks/68a2c680-7abd-42a4-85c7-68d87f9a03f9/ (site visited 18Feb2021).
Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site, https://www.nps.gov/cawo/getinvolved/planning.htm (site visited 18Feb2021)
Civil Rights Tour: Education - Afro-American Institute, https://historicsites.dcpreservation.org/items/show/995 (site visited 18Feb2021)
Fandos, Nicholas. The New York Times, "At 2 Georgetown Cemeteries, History in Black and White," https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/21/us/georgetown-washington-mount-zion-oak-hill-cemetery.html (site visited 18Feb2021)
H.R. 1179 African -American Burial Grounds Network Act 116th Congress (2019-2020), https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1179/text (site visited 19Feb2021)
Sellars, Richard W. and Webb, Melody, "An Interview with Robert M. Utley on the History of Historic Preservation in the National Park Service - 1947-1980," https://www.nps.gov/parkhistory/online_books/utley/utley7.htm (site visited 17Feb2021)
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