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By ACHP Intern Maya Lavinier, Tulane University

Pride Month celebrates the many diverse figures in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and More history and appreciates the fullness of their contributions to our lives. To commemorate LGBT Pride month, the ACHP is highlighting the Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice. Located in Durham, North Carolina, this museum and National Historic Landmark is dedicated to the life of an LGBTQ activist whom many have called an unsung and underappreciated hero of the Civil Rights Movement.

In this episode of the ACHP's podcast, Preservation Perspectives, Vice Chairman Rick Gonzalez speaks with Keena Graham, Superintendent of the the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument in Jackson, MS. The home was recently declared a National Monument and Graham is in the process of preparing the home to welcome visitors and tell the story of the civil rights leaders.

Keena Graham
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is now providing a new online/on-demand course, Section 106 Training for Indian Tribes, designed for Indian tribe natural and cultural resources staff and Tribal Historic Preservation Officers and staff. Tribal leaders also might find the training helpful.

The course is free and can serve as a refresher for experienced Section 106 practitioners. The ACHP developed this course to assist Indian tribes in fully participating in the Section 106 review process. It is part of a toolkit for Indian tribes the ACHP is developing that now includes guidance and other products.

Traditional Knowledge and the Section 106 Process: Information for Federal Agencies and Other Participants explores the concept of traditional knowledge and clarifies its role in the Section 106 review process. The ACHP began work on the paper in response to the 2019 traditional knowledge session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. In conjunction with the session, the ACHP co-hosted a side event with the U.S.

by Hannah Wetter, Rutgers University Geography and Visual Arts Major

Today is Earth Day, a time designated to show support for environmental protection. One of the most pressing issues affecting the Earth today is the climate crisis and its consequences, including frequent flooding. Increased flooding impacts both natural and historical sites. Let’s find out how those caring for some significant historic sites that experience flooding have found creative solutions to combat climate change.