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Documenting Africanisms on the American Landscape

Documenting Africanisms

on the American Landscape





Through its cultural resources programs, the

National Park Service has identified and formally

recognized many historic places associated with

African cultural heritage. African-related historic

properties have been listed in the National Register

of Historic Places, designated as National Historic

Landmarks, documented through the Historic

American Buildings Survey/Historic American

Engineering Record, and addressed in conferences,

such as “Places of Cultural Memory: African

Reflections on the American Landscape.” This

chapter provides a preliminary list of such historic

places and summarizes their connection to

African culture.

The properties that have been recognized by NPS cultural

resources programs include those that:


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are representative of ethnic heritage, as in the case of


homes in the Smoketown Historic District

embody distinctive characteristics, such as the shotgun


significant contributions to the broad patterns of our

history, such as the Stono River Slave Rebellion Site, and

are associated with events and persons that have made


prehistory or history, such as the African Burial Ground.

The list suggests the types of historic places that communities

might consider for formal documentation and recognition.

may yield or are likely to yield information important in

Posted by popcorn on 02/20/2011
Last updated by lesliec on 06/09/2011
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