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The National Trust frequently turns to grassroots supporters to help effect change at the local, state, and federal level. This includes advocating for preservation funding, saving historic places, and influencing key legislation that protects our country’s heritage. From speaking up for Historic Tax Credits to advocating locally for places in your community, join us in protecting places that tell the story of America!
America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2021
Each year, America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places sheds light on important examples of our nation’s heritage that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage. The 2021 list includes a diverse mix of historic places nationwide that celebrate the interconnection of American culture and acknowledge it as a multicultural fabric that, when pieced together, helps tell the full American story. Learn more about the 2021 list and what you can do to help.
National Historic Site Honoring Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley
The funeral and extended visitation for Emmett Till held September 3-6, 1955, at Roberts Temple Church of God in Christ were pivotal events in American history. Mamie Till-Mobley’s insistence on an open casket funeral at Roberts Temple appalled and angered the thousands who waited in long lines to pay their respects, and helped catalyze the Civil Rights movement. Preserving and interpreting this place provides an opportunity for visitors to engage with our shared past and interrogate our present. Sign your name to support the creation of a national historic site honoring Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley.
Historic Tax Credit Growth and Opportunity Act (HTC-GO)
The Historic Tax Credit Growth and Opportunity Act (HTC-GO) includes temporary tax provisions that will bring relief to projects impacted by the pandemic and permanent provisions that will add value to the Historic Tax Credit (HTC), improve access to the credit, and increase investment in smaller rehabilitation projects. The introduction of companion legislation in the Senate is expected soon. Please contact your House Representative and encourage them to cosponsor the HTC-GO.
Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site Expansion Act
Though Brown v. Board is most often associated with Topeka, Kansas, multiple historic places linked to this significant case from communities in South Carolina; Delaware; Washington, D.C., and Virginia tell a more complete story of the ongoing struggle for educational equity. The National Trust is working with local partners and champions in Congress to establish National Park Service (NPS) Affiliated Areas and expand the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site. Join the National Trust in asking your elected officials to support the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site Expansion Act (H.R. 920 / S. 270).