The Georgia Trust

2012 PRESERVATION AWARDS: MARY GREGORY JEWETT AWARD FOR LIFETIME PRESERVATION SERVICE

JEANNE CYRIAQUE
Atlanta, Fulton County

Since 2000 Jeanne Cyriaque has served as the coordinator of activities of the Georgia African American Historic Preservation Network (GAAHPN), building her reputation as a leader in the preservation of African American history and sites. In this position she has also been editor and writer for Reflections, an award-winning publication that has added greatly to our understanding and awareness of African American cultural resources. She has brought attention to many threatened resources, leading strong local, state, and national efforts to preserve sites. Jeanne is also a founding member of the Rosenwald School initiative and served as commissioner of the Gullah-Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor. Her impact on our awareness, understanding, and preservation of this important cultural presence in our state is incomparable.

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