Mayors of five of America’s most historic Black towns have formed an alliance to protect and preserve for future generations the heritage, history and cultural traditions of Alliance members such that those who follow will have the ability to assume active stewardship to understand, interpret and appreciate these historic places through the lenses of their inhabitants.
Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama – settled c.1833; incorporated 1843 – 181 years
Grambling, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana – settled c.1865; incorporated 1953 – 149 years
Hobson City, Calhoun County, Alabama – settled c.1865; incorporated 1899 – 149 yrs
Eatonville, Orange County, Florida – settled 1881; incorporated 1887 – 125 yrs
Mound Bayou, Bolivar County, Mississippi – settled c.1887; incorporated 1898 – 116 years
The mayors have engaged Everett L. Fly to provide a comprehensive scope of planning and historic preservation expertise as their principal consultant and advocate for the precedent setting project….. MORE