This is the first time we have done anything on this scale.
The proliferation of the chain theater has made it tough for independent historic theaters to book first-run movies and stay economically viable.
Hundreds of these irreplaceable cinemas have been demolished, and more close every year.
There is a built-in incentive to demolish. The first instinct after natural disasters is almost always to demolish buildings. It is almost always wrong.
It became a house museum in the hands of a nonprofit organization without an adequate endowment. And this is unfortunately too common a practice. These houses really need endowments, because visitation alone will never support them.
There is no harder glass ceiling. Madeleine broke through it by working twice as hard as a lot of her male counterparts.
In a time of great racial inequity, Julius Rosenwald worked with communities across the South and Southwest to improve educational opportunities for African-Americans. We can't risk losing the tangible reminders of this great collaboration.
There is not a concentration of historic structures in America, let alone the world, like those in New Orleans. The architecture is as important to the culture of New Orleans as the food, the jazz, and the festivals. To lose it would be unimaginable.
Arrow Rock's fascinating history represents a microcosm of the frontier experience in Missouri. A small, historic and unspoiled town, Arrow Rock had the good sense to hang on to what makes it so special. The result is a vibrant community that offers travelers an ideal retreat.
This swath of land has soaked up more of the blood, sweat and tears than any other region in the country.