Mr. Delaitre Hollinger Interview
A fifth-generation Tallahasseean, Delaitre J. Hollinger is the Founder and Executive Director of the National Association for the Preservation of African-American & Culture, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of historical properties and preservation advocacy. He currently serves as a Legislative Intern to Senator Geraldine Thompson. He is the founding Curator and is Associate Director of the Taylor House Museum of Historic Frenchtown with the Tallahassee Urban League, Inc., where he has served since 2011. Delaitre played a key role in having the 121-year-old Taylor House placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015. On January 8, 2016, he was appointed to the Utility Citizens Advisory Committee (Tallahassee) by City Manager Rick Fernandez.
Delaitre is a highly sought-after public speaker, having been invited to serve as guest speaker by elementary, middle, and high schools, and by state officials. He has received numerous awards for his community service and leadership, being recognized as the Tallahassee community’s Youth of the Year by the Capital Outlook. He has been honored with the prestigious TCC Cherry Hall Alexander African-American History Calendar, Tallahassee Chapter of the Links, Inc. Outstanding Community Service, Leon County Board of County Commissioners Resolution for dedication to community service, NAACP Youth and College Award, Leon County Schools, and the American Student Association of Community Colleges.
Delaitre is the author of And This Too Shall Pass – The Story of Aquilina C. Howell (Bookstand Publishing, Inc., 2012) and an author of STAND UP!: 75 Young Activists Who Rock The World And How You Can Too! (Publishing Syndicate, LLC, 2013), which garnered him a Nautilus Book Award, and an IndieFab Book Award for excellence in Young Adult Non-Fiction. At the age of 18, he became one of the youngest persons to ever run for the office of city commission in Tallahassee, FL.
For more information about Mr. Delaitre Hollinger and the Nat'l Assoc. for the Preservation of African-American History & Culture visit www.blackpreservation.org.
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