Black History and Culture
We’re on a mission to create, protect, and activate public spaces of historical and cultural significance to Black communities across the country.
By thoughtfully preserving sites and spaces that hold meaning, we elevate the stories of Black Americans to their rightful place. Read more.
Through land protection and historic preservation, TPL is working to tell the story of the Black experience in America. Meet the visionaries behind our Black History and Culture work.
With a new 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.
Keith Weaver, Trust for Public Land board member and Sony executive, sits down with Brent Leggs, executive director of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund to discuss the growing movement to preserve and share a more accurate, equitable public memory of America.
Before Ben Jealous emerged as a civil rights leader on the national stage, taking the helm of the NAACP from 2000 to 2013, he was a kid splitting time between worlds. Learn how his family history and commitment to civil rights shapes his approach to environmental justice and his connection to the natural world.
In the 1900s and through both world wars, hundreds of Morehouse College students worked as seasonal help in the tobacco fields at Meadowood. Among them was Martin Luther King Jr. We are working to preserve this land to highlight a little-known chapter of civil rights history and create a new place for people to connect with nature.