Exterior of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, with two vintage cars parked in front of the building.

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February 11, 2019

Historic Places That Matter to Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Phylicia Rashad, and More

Today, while many historic places are remembered for their national importance, others have not been fully acknowledged for the role they play in the fabric of American society.

When we share these places’ stories with the world, we amplify the voices of those who have been historically silenced. We ensure that every American can see themselves, their history, and their potential in our collective story and in our national landscape.

Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Aldis Hodge, Marcus Scribner, and Phylicia Rashad are united by the places that matter to them—from a childhood church to a tiny Afro-Caribbean neighborhood in Miami to an elite educational institution for African Americans to the Lorraine Motel, all of these places contribute to America’s full history.

Learn more about these places and find out how you can get involved through the video below.

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The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization, works to save America’s historic places. Savingplaces.org

Join us in protecting and restoring places where significant African American history happened.

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