"We Shall Overcome: Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement", was produced by the National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Department of the Interior, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO). It was created under the direction of Carol D. Shull, Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, Beth L. Savage, Publications Director, and Patrick Andrus, Heritage Tourism Director. "We Shall Overcome; Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement" is based on information in the files of the National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmark collections. These materials are kept at 800 N. Capitol Street, NW, in Washington, open from 8:00am to 12:00pm and from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.

Property descriptions and contextual essays were written by Ginny Finch of the U.S. Department of Transportation (Federal Highway Administration). National Council of Preservation Education intern Frederick MacVaugh, and George Mason University Masters Intern Robert Sandoval provided research assistance and editorial support. Additional property information was provided by the State Historic Preservation Offices of Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, Mississippi, New York, Nevada, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. Sara Dillard Pope (NCSHPO) provided design and editorial support. The travel itinerary was designed by Nathan Poe (NCSHPO).

Thank you to all of the individuals, organizations and institutions who provided invaluable information, photographs, and time. Special thanks to Kira Badamo (NCSHPO), Marilyn Harper (NPS), Beth Savage (NPS), and Rustin Quaide (NCSHPO) for your advice, suggestions, and willingness to lend a hand.

Finally, our appreciation to Professor Robert R. Weyeneth of the University of South Carolina's Department of History for reviewing the itinerary and providing insightful suggestions.



The Need For Change The Players The Strategy The Cost The Prize


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