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Black Heritage Council's Community Preservation Forum

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Woodson Learning Center

C C Baker Avenue

Andalusia, AL 36421

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Since 1999, the Black Heritage Council has hosted Community Preservation Forums in cities and towns across the state to focus attention on the preservation of African American historic places in those areas.

Saturday, September 23 : The Black Heritage Council will host its annual Community Preservation Forum in Andalusia along with local supporters. The theme for this year's program is "Preserving and Promoting Covington County's African-American History" and will feature topics ranging from the history of Black schools in Covington County to Alabama's Bicentennial. Featured topics will give participants information on how to apply for a historical marker for a site, how to properly care for old records, photographs, newspapers, and how to document and preserve a historic cemetery.

Speakers include the Covington County Historical Society, local individuals, and representatives from the Black Heritage Council and the Alabama Historical Commission.

Friday, September 22 : The Black Heritage Council will tour some of the African-American historic sites in Covington County in River Falls, Opp, Lockhart, Florala and Andalusia.

Although the Forum is held in Andalusia, some information will be of interest to those throughout the state. Any city/county officials, community leaders and all who have an interest in preserving historic buildings such as old schools and churches, cemeteries, and other sites should attend this event.

Registration is requested. You can register by contacting the Black Heritage Council at 334-230-2678 or 334-230-2676 OR blackheritagecouncil@ahc.alabama.gov .

There will be light refreshments.

Again, there is no fee to register, just email your name, address, phone number and how many people will attend the Forum with you.
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