Identifying and Preserving Mid-20th Century African American Schools

May 5th, 2011, 6PM
Rhodes Hall, Atlanta
Sponsored by Docomomo Georgia, the Georgia Historic Preservation Division, and the Georgia Trust

Jeanne Cyriaque, African American Programs Coordinator, Georgia Historic Preservation Division

Since coming to work at HPD in 2000, Jeanne has been the staff liaison to the Georgia African American Historic Preservation Network (GAAHPN) steering committee and the editor of Reflections. She is a founding member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Rosenwald Schools Initiative and was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior to serve as a commissioner of the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor. In October 2008, Jeanne was elected to represent Georgia on the National Trust Board of Advisors. She completed her bachelors degree at Bradley University and holds a master of arts from the University of Illinois, both in sociology.

Steven Moffson, Architectural Historian, Georgia Historic Preservation DivisionSteven has worked at HPD since 1996 and provides expertise in architectural history for all programs of the division and is the Georgia Centennial Farms Awards committee chair. Steven has a M.A. in art history from the University of Delaware and a B.A. in art history from Pennsylvania State University. He also teaches architectural history at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta and taught in the Heritage Preservation Program at Georgia State University from 2001 to 2007. Before coming to HPD, Steven worked at the National Park Service and the Delaware State Historic Preservation Office.