Why the Highlander Center opposes historic designation: ‘The mic is being removed from us’

August 12, 2022
USA Today / The Tennessean

...The Highlander Center has filed a petition opposing the National Register of Historic Places nomination on the grounds that "approval would undermine federal and state efforts to promote diversity and equity through historic preservation" because a white-led organization with no ties to Highlander's work is behind the nomination.

They are partnering with the Center for Constitutional Rights, the Advancement Project and the Washington, D.C., law firm Crowell Moring in the objection. 

Highlander leaders only recently became aware that a private Nashville-based organization nominated the site back in late 2021. ...

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