5 Michigan Civil Rights sites added to National Register of Historic Places
DETROIT – Detroit’s significant role in the growth of the Civil Rights Movement was recognized by the National Park Service when it added five sites for the National Register of Historic Places. The Civil Rights Movement was as much about equality for African Americans in the northern U.S. as in the south, she said. The flat became a hub for meetings and discussions on civil rights, according to the release. The mural remains an iconic symbol of the Civil Rights Movement, according to the release. A 14-person Civil Rights Advisory Committee nominated the five Detroit sites as part of a competitive African American Civil Rights program grant awarded to SHPO by the park service.mlive.com
5 Detroit sites recognized as historic for role in Civil Rights Movement
DETROIT – Five places in Detroit have been officially deemed historic for their role in the Civil Rights Movement. The Civil Rights Movement sought to demand equality for African Americans in the North as much as in the South,” said Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer Martha MacFarlane-Faes. “By listing these sites, the National Register recognizes Detroit’s significant role in the growth of the movement. Officials say these five sites now join nearly 2,000 existing historic sites in Michigan that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The newly-selected sites were chosen by a 14-person Civil Rights advisory committee comprised of local historians familiar with Detroit’s Black history, as well as staff members from the State Historic Preservation Office and Detroit’s Historic Designation Advisory Board, officials said.