Washington, D.C., residents can now nominate sites for addition to Cultural Tourism DC’s African American Heritage Trail. A nomination form and more information is available at www.CulturalTourismDC.org, where the current list of more than 200 significant historic sites also is posted.
“This is an exciting opportunity for DC area residents to recognize, and permanently place in history, locations and events that tell the story of African Americans in Washington,” Cultural Tourism DC’s Jane Freundel Levey said in a statement. “It is part of Cultural Tourism DC’s ongoing effort to capture and share the broad sweep of American history as found here in Washington.”
Nominations will be accepted through May 15, and the new sites will be announced in June after being reviewed by the trail’s Advisory Committee, composed of historians and other experts.
Cultural Tourism DC is a nonprofit coalition of 185 community organizations. It created the African American Heritage Trail in 2003.
— Daniel Heim