Center for the Preservation of Civil Rights Sites

Racial Justice Week: Learn about Penn’s New Center for the Preservation of Civil Rights Sites, with Randall Mason

Thursday, February 4, 2021 12:00pm
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Free and open to the public; advance registration required


Each year Penn Law hosts Public Interest Week, a series of programs connected by a social justice theme. This year’s programs share a focus on racial justice, and the offerings were expanded to include events organized by other schools at Penn. The Weitzman School is participating with two events, on February 1 and February 4.

Launched in fall of 2020, the Center for the Preservation of Civil Rights Sites (CPCRS) is devoted to the preservation of built environments that reflect and symbolize the civil rights movement in the US. CPCRS is committed to advancing the understanding and sustainable conservation of heritage places commemorating the African-American struggle. Learn more about the future of the Center from Faculty Director Randall Mason, associate professor in the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation. The Center’s work revolves around partnerships with HBCUs, stewardship organizations, preservation advocates, design professionals, scholars and other supporters of civil rights heritage.


If you require any accessibility accommodation, such as live captioning, audio description, or a sign language interpreter, please email to let us know what you need. Please note, we require at least 48 hours’ notice. If you register within 48 hours of this event, we won’t be able to secure the appropriate accommodations.