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NPS awards $495,322 grant for Clinton Church restoration

The historic Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, photo by Silo Media The Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area (Housatonic Heritage) has received a $495,322 grant from the National Park Service for continued restoration work on the historic Clinton A.M.E. Zion ...
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Outdoor Interpretive Display Installed

An outdoor interpretive display that looks to both the past and the future was installed at the Clinton Church Restoration project site on May 10, 2021. The eight-panel kiosk, which was developed in collaboration with the UMass Amherst Public History Program, uses images and text ...
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Rhapsody in Black, a Virtual Play and Community Conversation

This event has concluded. A recording of the community conversation is available here. In partnership with the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Clinton Church Restoration is pleased to present Rhapsody in Black, a one-man show written and performed by LeLand Gantt ...
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Women of Color Giving Circle Annual Kwanzaa Celebration

Kwanzaa is a secular holiday that celebrates African and African American culture and history from Dec. 26th to January 1st. Each day, one of the 7 principles of Kwanzaa is represented. On December 29 at 6pm, the Women of Color ...
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African American Civil War Veterans and the Clinton Church

By David Levinson The role of Black Civil War veterans in Black communities in the North in the decades following the war is one that has been neglected in African American history. Recent research tells us that taken as a ...
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Online Community Read of The Souls of Black Folk

Classic work by W.E.B. Du Bois to be explored during Clinton Church Restoration's 14-week series GREAT BARRINGTON, MA, September 22, 2020 — Clinton Church Restoration is hosting an online community read of The Souls of Black Folk byW.E.B. Du Bois ...
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W.E.B. Du Bois to George Floyd: 150 Years of Resistance

The Triplex Cinema, Berkshire International Film Festival and Clinton Church Restoration present a weekend of free films GREAT BARRINGTON, MA, September 15, 2020 —The Triplex Cinema and Berkshire International Film Festival have teamed up with the nonprofit Clinton Church Restoration ...
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When Architecture and Racial Justice Intersect

"[W]hile it would be easy to think that architecture has little to do with racial justice and civil rights, the fight to save African American historic places proves that preservation is political. If we want to educate future generations about ...
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We need to tell these stories. We need to say their names.

In his 1903 classic, The Souls of Black Folk, the ever prescient W.E.B. Du Bois wrote about the very issues with which America is now grappling: “Daily the Negro is coming more and more to look upon law and justice, ...
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Exhibition Designer Selected for African American Heritage Site and Cultural Center

Proun Design to provide interpretive planning and exhibit design services for the Clinton Church Restoration project in Great Barrington GREAT BARRINGTON, MA (February 4, 2020) — Clinton Church Restoration has engaged Proun Design, LLC, to provide interpretive planning and exhibit ...
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