Preservation of historic sites bridges divide – The Suffolk News-Herald

By Latasha Drax

Held at the historic Fort Monroe on Aug. 11, the first Virginia Black Cultural Preservation Summit brought together community residents, government officials, educators and historians  to discuss the importance of preserving the culture and history of African-American sites.

Delegate Delores McQuinn, chair of the Virginia General Assembly African-American Cultural Resources Task Force, hopes the preservation of African-American sites and cultural heritage resources will encourage “racial healing and racial reconciliation” across the state and nation. In partnership with the Virginia Humanities Foundation, Virginia Department of Historic Resources and Preservation Virginia, the task force will also be a vehicle to develop “accessible databases that will…

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