Home used by MLK Jr. to plan Alabama marches being moved to MichiganA home used by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other leaders to plan the Selma to Montgomery marches will be moved to Michigan for preservation.Ryan Ross, USA TODAYThe National Trust for Historic Preservation released its annual list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places to raise awareness of sites that are part of the fabric that weaves together the nation’s story.  “The layered stories behind these places illustrate the complexities and challenges that have always been part of what it means to be American, but that have not always received the attention they deserve,” Jay Clemens, interim president and CEO of the National Trust, said in a statement. “Losing any of them would diminish us all.”For the first time in the list’s 36-year-old history, two Chinatowns on opposite coasts are featured, including one of the oldest Asian American neighborhoods on the West Coast. Several places have ties to different chapters of Black history. “Multicultural communities that grew in parallel with a specific place now face cultural erasure — the gradual disappearance of community landmarks that help tell the story of those who’ve called a place home, along with the loss of treasured local businesses, restaurants, customs, and traditions,” the statement said. “By rallying around the places that symbolize their history and stories, many neighborhoods and communities are leading the charge to protect what makes them special in the face of overdevelopment, displacement, and gentrification.”The National Trust reviews nominations from the public and narrows down the list. From Miami to Seattle, these sites face a range of serious and unique challenges. Several sites are located in major cities and also face challenges brought on by climate change and extreme weather.America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic PlacesOsterman Gas Station, Peach Springs, ArizonaLittle Santo Domingo, Miami, FloridaPierce Chapel African Cemetery, Midland, GeorgiaCentury and Consumers Buildings, Chicago, IllinoisWest Bank of St. John the Baptist Parish, LouisianaHoly Aid and Comfort Spiritual Church, New Orleans, Louisiana (aka Perseverance Benevolent and Mutual Aid Society Hall)L.V. Hull Home and Studio, Kosciusko, MississippiHenry Ossawa Tanner House, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia Chinatown, PennsylvaniaCharleston’s Historic Neighborhoods, South CarolinaSeattle Chinatown-International District, WashingtonWhat the organization says you can do to help preserve these sites“Each site offers an opportunity to engage with our shared history where it happened and inspires us to work together to honor each other’s experiences and contributions to our country,” said Chief Preservation Officer Katherine Malone-France.More coverage by USA TODAYWhat does ‘SOS’ mean? The term’s maritime origins and how it shows up in our lives today.Fact check: The real history behind ‘Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story’Debutante balls, sweaty gyms and outrageous promposals: Photos tell America’s prom story

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