As the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation commemorates Black History Month 2023, Expert Member Luke Nichter, host of Preservation Perspectives, the ACHP podcast, spoke with Josh Nelson, a park ranger at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site in Manteo, North Carolina. Nelson talks about the history of the site, home of "The Lost Colony" of English people who first settled in the new world who disappeared without a trace. He goes on to tell the story of Freedmen's Colony during the Civil War, a place where enslaved people escaped to freedom. Both stories are highlighted at the historic site, even though there is little physical evidence of the people who once lived there.

Luke Nichter and Josh Nelson
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