Preserving African American Historic Places: Reconstructing a New Identity


Brent Leggs

October 23, 2013 - 9:00 PM
ARC 0204

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.


Brent Leggs

Field Officer
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.