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Preserving Black Culture

February 27, 2020 | Preserving Black Culture | By Brent Leggs, Executive Director of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation “The past and future merge to meet us here,” Beyoncé tells us in her highly acclaimed visual album, Lemonade....


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Main Spotlight: Black Wall Streets on Main Street

February 26, 2020 | Black Wall Streets on Main Street | By Dionne Baux | A mural in Greenwood commemorating Tulsa's Black Wall Street. Credit: Daniel Jeffries, Tulsa Planning Office While on a recent resource team visit to Washington D.C.’s U Street Main Street at Ben’s Chili Bowl, I...


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The Historic 'Sweet Auburn' District of Atlanta

February 26, 2020 | The Historic 'Sweet Auburn' District of Atlanta | (c) Central Atlanta Progress This post is part of the Black Wall Streets on Main Street blog series . The History of “Sweet Auburn” Sweet Auburn was the commercial, cultural, and spiritual center of African...


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Bronzeville: The 'Black Metropolis' of Chicago

February 26, 2020 | Bronzeville: The 'Black Metropolis' of Chicago | This post is part of the Black Wall Streets on Main Street blog series . The History of Bronzeville Located on the south side of Chicago, Bronzeville was the economic and cultural hub for Chicago’s black...


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Greenwood: The 'Black Wall Street' of Tulsa

February 26, 2020 | Greenwood: The 'Black Wall Street' of Tulsa | A mural in Greenwood commemorating Tulsa's Black Wall Street. Credit: Daniel Jeffries, Tulsa Planning Office This post is part of the Black Wall Street on Main Street blog series . The History of Greenwood Greenwood...


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U Street: The 'Black Broadway' of D.C.

February 26, 2020 | U Street: The 'Black Broadway' of D.C. | Credit: Mike Maguire This post is part of the Black Wall Street on Main Street blog series . The History of U Street Anchored by the famed Howard University, the U Street District served as the economic,...


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Chicago UrbanMain Applications Due November 15

October 9, 2019 | Chicago UrbanMain Applications Due November 15 | The National Main Street Center is pleased to announce a third funding opportunity for Chicago neighborhoods through UrbanMain . This program will support commercial district revitalization efforts in Chicago neighborhoods,...


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District Spotlight: Woodlawn UrbanMain

October 4, 2019 | Neighborhood News: District Spotlight: Woodlawn UrbanMain | By Julie Clark McKinney, Director of Communications at REV Birmingham | Woodlawn Street Market. Photo credit: REV Birmingham With support from Main Street Alabama and UrbanMain, REV Birmingham is focused on...


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Neighborhood News: Fall 2019 UrbanMain Update

October 4, 2019 | Neighborhood News: Fall 2019 UrbanMain Update | By Dionne Baux, Director of Urban Programs at the National Main Street Center | A visit with Vanilla Beane, Washington DC's famed milliner who celebrated her 100th birthday this past September. From left to right: Edwin...


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Commercial District Leaders: Join Chicago UrbanMain for an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Workshop

June 12, 2019 | Commercial District Leaders: Join Chicago UrbanMain for an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Workshop | Commercial district leaders! Join Chicago UrbanMain for a free, full-day workshop on creating and sustaining entrepreneurial ecosystems. Friday, July 26, 2019 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m...