Scripps Features NPF’s Work with NPS, Partners, and Donors to Preserve and Share Black History Through National Parks

Friday, February 26, 2021NPF News

Scripps reports on NPF’s work with NPS to preserve, share, and elevate Black history in national parks, through the lens of their partnership with the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) and NPF donors for the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site. Read an excerpt from the online article, “Fund helps National Park Service restore African American historical sites” below and watch the broadcast coverage here. This feature story was picked up by Scripps’ 61 television stations in 41 markets across the country.  

“’Preserving the historical sites and objects associated with African American history and culture...allows our national park visitors to learn, connect and visit the sites that tell the stories of African American perseverance and resilience,’ Angel Thompson, project manager of cultural resources at the National Park Foundation, said. 

Part of their preservation work has been done through the African American Experience Fund. 

From the house of Martin Luther King Jr., to the church in New York where Harriet Tubman’s funeral was held, the fund is helping to restore historic sites.” 

Read the full online article here.