Historic African American Resources

HPD's African American programs staff provide assistance to anyone interested in preserving Georgia's African American historic resources through presentations, site visits and Reflections. Reflections is a periodical featuring African American resources and stories from across Georgia. GAAHPN received a Leadership in History Award from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) for Reflections.

Georgia African American Historic Preservation Network's (GAAHPN) was established in 1989. In 2000, the Georgia Legislature provided funding for a full-time African American programs coordinator position within HPD to provide staff support to GAAHPN's volunteer steering committee. In 2006, HPD received a National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO) Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation for establishing the nation's first African American program in a state historic preservation office. 


Resources

 

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Who to Contact

Melissa Jest, African American Programs Coordinator
melissa.jest@dnr.ga.gov, 770-389-7870