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In central Pa., historic Black cemeteries often lay hidden. These groups work to ensure they’re not forgotten

Lebanon Cemetery in North York is an example of how historic Black cemeteries can be saved through grassroots efforts.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

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Family of those buried in York’s historic Black cemetery want to expand preservation efforts

Lebanon Cemetery was the only cemetery where Black people in the York City area could get buried until the 1960s.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

On the eve of Black History Month, N.J. denied historic designation for Camden MLK House

Effectively, the Historic Preservation Office says in its letter that of at least 20 places with a “fleeting association with Dr. King” in the Garden State, the Walnut Street house may just be a minor part of his link to New Jersey, in comparison to other properties.

By Emily Scott/WHYY

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and other groups to preserve historic documents and recordings

More than 400 reel-to-reel tapes and thousands of late-18th century photos and correspondences are among the items that will be preserved using funds from a state historic documents grant.

By Katie Blackley/WESA

Midstate borough claims ownership of historic church, paving path to preservation

A historic midstate church that’s fallen into disrepair over decades has a new owner and preservationists are hailing the move as a huge step forward.

By Rachel McDevitt/StateImpact Pennsylvania

Philly considers a new preservation fund aimed at owners of historic homes

Philadelphia currently offers no local historic incentives. The state historic tax credit is barely funded, providing only $5 million for all of Pennsylvania every year. The National Historic Tax Credit only applies to income-generating projects and cannot be used by homeowners.

By Jake Blumgart/WHYY