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Apr 15, 2021

Webinar: NCGrowth — Black Placemaking For the Culture

NCGrowth is delighted to partner with the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission and the Conservation Trust for North Carolina to explore how heritage placemaking can foster African American heritage tourism, and therefore economic development, in Black communities
Creative economies are helping to foster growth in communities across the U.S. Black communities specifically have demonstrated how tapping into “heritage placemaking” can promote and foster economic development. Whether through leveraging historic preservation opportunities, activating historic trail systems, or through collective and creative promotion of local heritage sites, local communities are growing increasingly thoughtful about how to leverage Black heritage as a means towards sustainable growth.
Join NCGrowth, the NC African American Heritage Commission and the Conservation Trust for North Carolina to explore how economically mindful heritage placemaking is taking shape in Black communities across the country.

  • Anitra Belle-Henderson, Executive Director of Communications and External Affairs, ‎City of Mobile, Alabama
  • Kofi Boone, FASLA, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, North Carolina State University
  • Priscilla Hancock Cooper, Executive Director, Alabama African American Civil Rights Heritage Sites Consortium, Inc. (AAACRHSC)
  • Michelle Lanier, Director, N.C. Division of State Historic Sites, and Commissioner (NC), National Park Service Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor


  • Mark Little, Executive Director, CREATE
  • Angela Thorpe, Director, N.C. African American Heritage Commission

For more information, contact:

Carolyn Fryberger, NCGrowth Assistant Director of Economic Development


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