National Trust announces 2021 African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund grantees

The Pentecostal church on the South Side of Chicago that served as the backdrop for the catalytic 1955 funeral of slain civil rights icon Emmett Till. A Black-owned and -operated Oklahoma filling station that stood as the sole business of its kind along Route 66 during the Jim Crow era. The (currently dilapidated) Pittsburgh home that was once headquarters of the nation’s first African-American opera company. The former living quarters of poet and playwright Langston Hughes at Cleveland’s famed Karamu House theater. These four sites represent just a modest handful of the dozens of Black historic landmarks and conservation-minded organizations to be named as 2021 grantees of the National

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