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Historic Preservation Alumna Monica Rhodes Featured in Essence Magazine
Historic Preservation alumna Monica Rhodes was recently featured in Essence magazine. The article, "Phylicia Rashad and the Women of Saving Places are Preserving a Crucial Piece of Black History," highlights Rhodes' work as associate director of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's HOPE Crew. In projects ranging from building rehabilitation in rural national parks to urban stadium repair, Rhodes pairs preservation professionals with youth workers and volunteers, to learn skills and techniques that can lead to future career opportunities. By training and engaging future preservationists, the HOPE Crew seeks to introduce the field of preservation to a more diverse group of students.
Bisotun, in western Iran’s Kermanshah province, is notable for its inscription carved on a limestone cliff. "It is unique, being the only known monumental text of the Achaemenids to document a specific historic event, that of the re-establishment of the empire by Darius I the Great," according to UNESCO. Image Bisotun AG-ChapelHill, Getty Images/iStockphoto