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Celebrating Black History Month

The Landmarks Conservancy joins the celebration of Black History Month and salutes the contributions of African Americans to our City’s history and culture. We will continue to work to preserve the neighborhoods and institutions important to African Americans.

Weeksville Heritage Center – Crown Heights, Brooklyn

–the historic homes at Sandy Ground on Staten Island and Weeksville in Brooklyn, two important early free Black settlements.

–encouraging people to visit the homes of music great Louis Armstrong and renowned scientist Lewis Latimer through our “Tourist In Your Own Town” video series.

New roof at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church – Harlem, Manhattan

–assisting African American religious institutions that anchor their communities. We were pleased to have managed a $4 million preservation fund for the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone that gave major grants and no-interest loans to dozens of Harlem houses of worship.

Rev. Malcolm Byrd – Mother AME Zion Church – Harlem, Manhattan

–our Sacred Sites program continues to offer financial and technical assistance to these important and irreplaceable institutions. Mother AME Zion in Harlem is a recent grantee.

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