Preserving African American Historic Places: Reconstructing a New Identity
In this lecture, Mr. Leggs will discuss his mission of saving African American places important in American history. He will further discuss how preserving a historic building, neighborhoods, and landscapes take more than just a connection to place or a love of history. It requires a basic understanding of preservation tools, nonprofit management, strategic planning, real estate, business practices, project management, and finance.
Reception to follow.
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Brent Leggs is a field officer in the National Trust’s Boston Field Office, where he developed the Northeast African American Historic Places Outreach Program.