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African-American Historical Sites

National Park Service historical sites and monuments that commemorate the lives and achievements of notable African-Americans.
Booker T. Washington National Monument
Birthplace and early childhood home of the famous black leader and educator. Pages include extensive information on the Tuskegee Institute.
Boston African-American National Historic Site
Includes 15 pre-Civil War structures relating to the history of Boston's 19th century African-American community, linked by the 1.6-mile Black Heritage Trail.
Brown vs. Board of Education National Historic Site
The 1954 landmark Supreme Court decision to end racial segregation in the public schools is commemorated here. Includes link to full text of law that was passed.
Dunbar House State Memorial
Includes brief information on this national historic landmark -- the restored home bought by poet Paul Laurence Dunbar.
Fort Laramie National Historic Site
Travel information on Fort Laramie National Historic Site, including a park description and information on park location, how to get there, operating hours, activities, facilities, and park history.
George Washington Carver National Monument
Birthplace and childhood home of George Washington Carver, famous black agronomist, educator, and humanitarian.
Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
A symbol of the national struggle over school desegregation, where in 1957 the Governor of Arkansas attempted to defy the federal government by preventing nine African American students (The Little Rock Nine) from attending the school.
Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
Learn all this ex-house slave's daughter who became a leading figure in the Richmond black community and achieved success in the world of business and finance as the first woman in the United States to establish and serve as president of a bank.
Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site
Learn all about the site that includes the birthplace, church, and grave of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights leader. Also includes biographical information, links to his famous speeches, archives, and the King Center.
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site
Headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women (established in 1935), it commemorates Bethune's leadership in the black women's rights movement from 1943 to 1949.
Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site
Preserves historic campus district of the Tuskegee Institute, established in 1881. Among the themes represented are African-American history, early industrial development, civil rights, and education.

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