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Preservation Florence: African American Historic Preservation
May is National Historic Preservation Month and the city of Florence has a wealth of historical buildings, homes, and landscapes to celebrate. Mr. Joseph A. Lee of the Alabama Black Heritage Council will give a presentation on African American historic preservation on Thursday, May 23rd at 6pm at the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library. Mr. Lee is working on a project in Huntsville that would add the Edmonton Heights neighborhood (developed as a segregated neighborhood in the 1950s) to the National Register of Historic Places. Mr. Lee will talk about the importance of historic preservation of African American history across the state and in Florence.
This event is the fifth in a year-long series of presentations and workshops based around our city’s wealth of historic buildings, neighborhoods, and landscapes. The series is sponsored by the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area and the Florence Arts and Museums.
Call 256-760-6427 for more information.