For many, our understanding of the history of Black communities comes from old lessons on the triangular trade system, plantations and the Civil Rights era that is overlaid with noxious cultural messages pushed out in movies, television and books that served to downplay the brutality and pervasiveness of racism. We see time and again, those who hold power bury or brush aside painful and difficult events in American history and create systems that resulted in limited access to land and its benefits, including the concentration of parks, trees and open space in predominantly affluent, white neighborhoods and a conservation industry that is predominantly white. Additionally, many narratives exclude the leadership and expertise of Black communities throughout the history of land conservation. In this seminar, presenters seek to daylight those narratives and expertise will unlocking key moments in history that shape private land ownership and the conservation landscape we work in today. We will explore strategies to disrupt these systems and advance equity in our conservation practice. We will take a new look at the common land conservation tools and explore alternatives that center the leadership and expertise of Black communities. Through stories and conversation, participants will begin to imagine what a new future for private land conservation might look like. The morning and afternoon sessions will have some content in common, but we will present it in different contexts.