The Spark That Ignited the Civil Rights Movement
The sites associated with Emmett Till’s murder, his open casket funeral, and the subsequent trial in which two of Emmett’s murderers were acquitted illustrate how these events spurred a nationwide movement for civil rights.
Partnering to Preserve A Legacy
The National Trust’s African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund has joined with local and national partners to document and preserve the remaining sites connected to this history.Learn More
Sites of Conscience, Memory, and Justice
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Legacy
Explore some of the historic places that shaped the legendary civil rights leader's life and legacy—places that continue to educate, challenge, and inspire us today.
In this issue: The winners of the 2021 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation National Preservation Awards
National Trust Historic Sites
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#TellTheFullStory Preserving Black Churches
Introducing a new project that celebrates historic Black churches as centers of heritage, community, and cultural life, and leverages historic preservation as a tool for equity and reconciliation.
Let the National Trust and CIRCA Old Houses help you find the historic property of your dreams!
Explore St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & Florida’s Historic Coast
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“We remember, not just for the sake of yesterday, / But to take on tomorrow.”— Amanda Gorman, "New Day's Lyric"