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ERIC Number: EJ889736
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb-4
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
Retracing the Journey through Hallowed Ground
Roach, Ronald
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v26 n26 p10-11 Feb 2010
Few regions in the U.S. boast a more plentiful array of historically significant sites than the 175-mile-long route between Monticello, Virginia, and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. From the most venerated of Civil War battlefields to nine historic homes of U.S. presidents and thousands of sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the region, named the Journey Through Hallowed Ground (JTHG), acquired status as a National Heritage Area in 2008 with approval by the U.S. Congress and President George W. Bush. The four-state Journey Through Hallowed Ground corridor, spanning 15 counties in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania along U.S. Route 15, is one of 48 National Heritage Areas in the U.S. In 2009, the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership, the coalition of 350 nonprofit organizations, businesses, state agencies and local governments that lobbied for the National Heritage Area designation, published "Honoring Their Paths: African American Contributions Along the Journey Through Hallowed Ground," a 248-page book highlighting African-American history in the region. Scholars say "Honoring Their Paths" represents an example of the growing effort by public history associations, to document the broadest possible range of socially and politically significant history. The history in "Honoring Their Paths" draws upon the work of well-established African-American historical organizations that populate the four states in the JTHG region as well as from African-Americans who are descendants of historical figures profiled in the book.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland; Pennsylvania; Virginia; West Virginia