Change in closing days
Starting September 22nd 2014 we will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. The site will be opened Wednesday through Sunday until further notice. Operating hours will remain the same.
Civil War to Civil Rights
Please join the National Park Service at General Grant National Memorial (Grant's Tomb) for our continuing observance of the 150th anniversary of The Civil War and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's.
Victory in war and enactment of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments did not ensure equal treatment for all. The tensions of reconstruction and a variety of local and state laws mandated racial segregation and denial of voting rights.
100 years after the war the wounds of our past were still not healed. A national Civil Rights Movement worked to realize a society which lived up to our founder's belief that "all men are created equal."
The program schedule:
Saturday September 6th at 2:00 PM, a video presentation of "A History of Civil Rights in America 1965 – 1993". In this the era of the great civil rights leaders help usher in a time of great changes in the civil rights of all Americans for the betterment of all Americans; followed by a discussion facilitated by a National Park Service Ranger.
Saturday September 13th at 2:00 PM, a video presentation of "A History of Civil Rights in America 1994 – 2010". Program eight discusses the first great civil rights issues of the 21st century immigration, due process and homosexuality in the U.S. military; followed by a discussion facilitated by a National Park Service Ranger.
Did You Know?
The formal copy of U.S. Grant's surrender terms for the Confederate Army at Appomattox was scribed by Ely S. Parker, a Seneca Indian and Lieutenant Colonel during the Civil War. As President, Grant appointed Parker Commissioner of Indian Affairs. He was the first Native American to hold that post.