African American Historic Designation Council
Irene Moore, Chair
|The African American Historic Designation Council will assist the Town in identifying and researching historic sites having ties to African American Heritage in the Town of Huntington and explore the many potential undiscovered noteworthy locations in the Town which deserve to be celebrated and protected. Some of the Town Board’s historic designated landmarks include the John Coltrane House in Dix Hills, where he wrote “A Love Supreme,” and the Booker T. Washington House in Fort Salonga where his family spent a few summers before his death in 1915. The AAHDC will help to further the endeavor of the Town to preserve and celebrate black history.
The African American Historic Designation Council will engage in the significant task of ensuring proper recognition of all sites that hold historical value to African American history in the Town. The Council will locate and research important areas, which have been key to the legacy of African Americans in Huntington, and make recommendations, where appropriate, for landmark designation under the Town Code.
The African American Historic Designation Council is comprised of (5) members. Each Town Board Member, along with the Supervisor, appoints one person to the Council. Such appointees are chosen due to their exemplification of leadership within the Town of Huntington as well as their interest and concern for the African American history that our Town possesses.
The African American Historic Designation Council will service as a subcommittee of the Huntington Historic Preservation Commission and the Town Historian shall serve as an ex officio non-voting member and as Secretary of the Council.