Published in nola.com
By Darren Walker and Brent Leggs
African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund / National Trust
As we celebrate Black history this month and every month, we must protect the places that hold our heritage—not only to preserve our rich and complex past, but to lift up the cultures and communities that are deeply rooted in these spaces today.
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