Paperback / 624 Pages
Wiley & Sons
From the Publisher:
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.