• Video: Preserving America's Historic Black Churches

    January 16, 2023

    Black churches have a story to tell. Since our nation was founded, Black churches have led at the forefront of critical and meaningful democratic reform in our society. From the abolition of slavery and segregation to the advent of civil rights and the expansion of voting rights, the Black church has been at the vanguard of change.

    The African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund in partnership with Lilly Endowment Inc. is investing $20M to help sustain historic Black churches across America.

    Watch this video featuring:

    • Reverend Arthur Price, Jr., pastor, 16th Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama
    • Theodore Debro, chairman, board of trustees, 16th Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama
    • Dr. Leroy Maxwell, president, board chairman, Historic Brown Chapel, AME Church Preservation Society, Inc., Selma, Alabama
    • Brent Leggs, executive director, African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund and senior vice president, National Trust for Historic Preservation

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