Black History Is American History

Black Americans have shaped our nation with innovation, strength, and joy. While faced with systemic inequities, including restricted land ownership and a vast underrepresentation in historic sites, their legacy of triumph in adversity stands tall. Landmarks and sites from Nicodemus in Kansas to Dr. King’s childhood neighborhood in Atlanta are testaments to this legacy. Trust for Public Land acknowledges these challenges and celebrates the vast contributions of Black communities. Join us in preserving Black history and celebrating Black culture in shared outdoor spaces that elevate both the achievements and the enduring spirit of Black Americans.

Black History and Culture in the News

Our work is making a real impact. Stay connected with the latest news and updates about our work.

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We're Telling the Full Story of American History

With director Dr. Jocelyn Imani and a committed board of advisors, our Black History and Culture work aims to protect places that tell stories of resistance, self-determination, and agency. Get to know them and their vision.

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The Time is Now

Trust for Public Land is dedicated to protecting, honoring, and celebrating places that help to tell the history of Black people in America. Help preserve sites that tell the story of Black life in America by joining us at an upcoming event, donating, or reading more about our work.

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We're Raising the Urgency of Preserving Black History and Culture

By thoughtfully preserving sites and spaces that hold meaning, we elevate the stories of Black Americans to their rightful place. Read more.

Connect with Us


Get in touch with Dr. Jocelyn Imani, Black History and Culture Director.


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Contact to learn how you can support our efforts to preserve Black history and culture sites.

Our Donors

From Sony Pictures Action to the 1772 Foundation, our donors are helping to build a more equitable and inclusive future.