Brent Leggs is a historic preservationist based in Boston, Massachusetts. As Field Representative for the Northeast Office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Brent helps build the organizational capacity of those working to preserve places of importance in African American history, from Maine to Delaware.
Recently, he convened a leadership workshop at Brown University for African American site administrators on sustainable business models. In his position and as an advisor to The 1772 Foundation, he is helping to save and preserve places from the past that reflect the Black experience in America.
During his Loeb Fellowship, Brent explored new models that combine historic preservation, revitalization, and site management to support financial and architectural sustainability at African American historic places.