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Virtual Park Talk – Understanding Civil Rights Through our National Parks and Heritage Areas

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free

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Date:
October 29
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://p2a.co/PZAGpZZ?fullname=%20&title=&email=&address1=&zip5=&p2asource=2010email

Venue

Zoom Video Conference

NPCA’s Park Talk series is a way for park advocates to stay informed and engaged in the most important issues facing America’s national parks. Join NPCA on Thursday, October 29, as we discuss NPCA’s role in expanding cultural resource protections to help preserve the story of civil rights.

Learn about the significance of heritage areas and why NPCA works to support them. Also, receive a sneak peek into an exciting new NPCA expert-led trip in 2021 that will take you on a remarkable journey through some of the most significant sites associated with American civil rights.

WHAT: Virtual Park Talk – Understanding Civil Rights Through our National Parks and Heritage Areas

WHEN: Thursday, October 29; noon – 1 pm CDT

WHERE: Zoom

The panel will consist of two NPCA partners: Dr. Rolando Herts, Director of The Delta Center for Culture and Learning and Executive Director of the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area, and Dr. Tina Jones, Vice President of Economic and Workplace Development. They will be joined by Emily Jones, Campaign Director in NPCA’s Southeast Region, and Alan Spears, NPCA’s Senior Director for Cultural Resources, who will moderate the program.

Dr. Herts and Dr. Jones will explore the events in Alabama and Mississippi that took place during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. From the murder of Emmett Till (1955) to the March from Selma to Montgomery (1965), they will discuss the places that commemorate the lives of brave foot soldiers in the Movement. National Heritage Areas protect and preserve resources that are regionally distinct and nationally significant. NPCA is proud to work with our nation’s Heritage Areas to tell the stories of these nationally important landscapes.

Learn more about the significance of heritage areas and why NPCA works to support them. Also, receive a sneak peek into an exciting new NPCA expert-led trip in 2021 that will take you on a remarkable journey through some of the most significant sites associated with American civil rights.

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