Tiffany Tolbert

Tiffany Tolbert

TIFFANY TOLBERT is Associate Director of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In her position, she directs high-profile national preservation campaigns associated with African American cultural heritage such as the Nina Simone Childhood Home, John, and Alice Coltrane Home and the HBCU Cultural Heritage Stewardship Initiative, will advancing preservation priorities of the National Trust. Tolbert previously served as Director of the Northwest Field Office at Indiana Landmarks from 2006-2017. Tolbert is a native of Montgomery, Alabama, and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Huntingdon College (Montgomery, AL) in Political Science and History and Master of Historic Preservation from Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA). She has previously worked for the Alabama Historical Commission and the Georgia Historic Preservation Division as African American Programs Assistant. She has also completed consulting work throughout the Southeast where she completed National Register of Historic Places nominations, state historic marker preparation, and conducted research on the role of women in the Civil Rights Movement. Her preservation expertise includes providing technical assistance to local organizations, preservation planning, historic designation, and rehabilitation. Her research on Rosenwald Schools, African American communities, and the African American experience in Indiana has been included in multiple publications such as Reflections, a publication of the Georgia Historic Preservation Division and Traces, a publication of the Indiana Historical Society. Tiffany Tolbert currently serves on the board of Indiana Humanities and as chairperson of the Hobart (IN) Historic Preservation Commission.

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Fort Monroe First African Marker. Photo: Patti Ferguson (permission granted by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Preserving African American History

Many of the places where significant African American history occurred have been neglected and have gone unrecognized for the important role they hold in the fabric of American society.  

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