“[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 Black history in America, we need to work to preserve Black historic sites now.” —Architectural Digest, June 8, 2020
Great Barrington’s Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church has been included in Architectural Digest’s story, “When Architecture and Racial Justice Intersect,” about the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund. Created by the National Trust for Historic Preservation after the violent white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017, the Action Fund works to preserve Black historic sites. Clinton Church Restoration is among its 60 grantees. Read the story. To support Clinton Church Restoration’s work to create an African American Heritage Site and Cultural Center in the hometown of W.E.B. Du Bois, click here.