Touching History: Preservation in Practice is a partnership between HBCUs, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the National Park Service (NPS) and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Before Michael Brown Jr. became an international symbol of racialized police violence, he was an 18-year-old who cracked jokes, made music and planned for his future. Here, a deeply personal reflection by his dad on the fifth anniversary of his killing.
Gavin Newsom: “We can never undo the wrongs inflicted on the peoples who have lived on this land that we now call California since time immemorial, but we can work together to build bridges, tell the truth about our past and begin to heal deep wounds.”
Fifty two years after the Loving v. Virginia decision, the legalization of interracial marriage has not resulted in a more liberating environment for interracial relationships. To move past legalization and towards liberation, we must decolonize love.
Student April Hill: “It’s so important that this ceremony recognizes the efforts of the Black soldiers—they made such a huge sacrifice, laying down their lives for a country which didn’t recognize their rights as human beings.”