Preservation's Need for Diversity
Stephanie Meeks, the second-year National Trust for Historic Preservation executive director, is trying to reshape the landscape of preservation to be more inclusive of minority cultures.
"'Our movement does not reflect a multi-ethnic reality,' she said."
"She understands that for preservation to be relevant to most Americans in the 21st century it will have to take on more than aesthetics and architectural objects and also incorporate the political and cultural life of non-whites and other minorities."
"Meeks laid out five pathways for achieving a more diverse preservation community, beginning with diversifying the Trust itself."