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Top Civil Rights Leaders Join Nation's Leading Preservation Group to Discuss Protecting Places of Diversity

Leaders will share thoughts on gentrification, confederate memorials & more

Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 03, 2015

As America continues to grapple with important questions about equality, justice, fairness and the commemoration of difficult chapters in our nation’s history, the National Trust for Historic Preservation will host a groundbreaking discussion with the leaders of major civil rights organizations at half day Diversity Summit. The summit will explore how the celebration of diverse history and the inclusion of everyone’s story can play an essential role in the American experience.

“As preservationists, we strongly believe telling the full American story and becoming a more inclusive movement is crucial to both the next fifty years of our work, and our future as a nation,” said Stephanie Meeks, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. All across America, people are grappling with important issues of social and economic justice that are rooted in the struggles of our past. We want to inspire more people to engage with this important history, and save the historic places that are critical to our national understanding of who we are, and where we come from.”

This event is free and open to the public.

To RSVP visit,

You can also sign up to view a live stream of the event on Wednesday, November 4, fill out the online form here.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 | 9a.m. – 10:30a.m.

Omni Shoreham Hotel | 2500 Calvert St NW, Washington, DC 20008

Stephanie K. Meeks, president, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Robert Stanton, former director, National Park Service
Eleanor Smeal, president and founder of the Feminist Majority, former president of National Organization of Women
S. Floyd Mori, president and CEO, Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies
Claudia Withers, Chief Operating Officer, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Jose Antonio Tijerino, president and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation

MEDIA RSVP: To Jessica Pumphrey by email jpumphrey(at) or phone at 202-588-6358.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization, works to save America’s historic places.

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