Serial Nomination of U. S. Civil Rights Sites to UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Lecture Description

The Georgia State University Center for Neighborhood and Metropolitan Studies, Department of History, and Heritage Preservation Program are developing a Serial Nomination of U.S. Civil Rights Sites for potential inscription on the World Heritage List. This project expands the initial proposal of the three Alabama churches on the 2008 U. S. World Heritage Tentative List by adding additional National Historic Landmarks and possibly other sites associated with the Modern Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. The Initiative is preparing materials for the National Park Service (NPS) to determine if the nomination should move forward. Ultimately the decision to inscribe the sites on the World Heritage List will be made by the World Heritage Committee of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The GSU World Heritage Initiative coordinates the efforts of property owners, stakeholders, scholars, and preservationists by working with them to prepare a draft Serial Nomination for the National Park Service Office of International Affairs to submit to the World Heritage Committee.

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Civil Rights Public History and Memory

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