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See For Yourself
Visit a national park that honors the history of Jazz perfomer in New Orleans African Americans like the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, Atlanta, Georgia, or the Black Heritage Trail at Boston African American National Historic Site, or take a jazz history walking tour at New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park. More parks...
National African American History Month 2009
Meet some of the people and visit some of the places that have shaped our nation
For Teachers
Lesson plans and teacher guides at Booker T. Washington National Monument. See more teacher's resources...
image of a slavery story board Inside Story
Life in the Land of Lincoln (blog): Student Conservation Association volunteers and interns share their stories.
National Park Service intern
A reenactor portraying York with images of Lewis and Clark People
Lewis and Clark's expedition included a man named York. He was a slave and never told his own story, but the Expedition journals, William Clark's letters, and other accounts provide a sketch of the man and his importance to the Corps. more people...
folk art related to Manhattan's African Burial Ground Places
From the 1690s until the 1790s, an African burial ground was established in Lower Manhattan, New York. Lost to history, the grounds were rediscovered in 1991 as a consequence of the planned construction of a Federal office building. more places...
Historic photo of an African American family Stories
In Those Days is an oral history from elderly African Americans in Georgia and South Carolina. The text explores many facets of African American life, beginning with slavery, and continuing through to modern times. more stories...
Image of Frederick Douglass with American Visionaries title Collections
Visit an exhibit of items owned by Frederick Douglass who has been called the father of the civil rights movement. He rose through determination, brilliance, and eloquence to shape the American nation. more collections...
  Learn More
National historic landmark theme studies series, including:
  • Civil Rights in America : Racial Desegregation of Public Accommodations
  • African American National Historic Landmarks Assessment Study
  • African Reflections on the American Landscape
    Heritage Matters: News of the Nation's Diverse Cultural Heritage
    CRM: The Journal of Heritage Stewardship
    Common Ground: Preserving Our Nation's Heritage
    Heritage News

    •  Historic Places and Diversity Deficit in Heritage Conservation
    •  Buffalo Soldiers Mapping Project
    •  Honoring Harriet Tubman: Creating a new national park?
    •  Excavation of an Early Dugout Homestead at Nicodemus, Kansas
    Low Country Gullah Geechee Culture
    •  Times of Challenge: Photographs Recall Landmark Era in the African American Story

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    Reinforced concrete foundations sunk 60 feet into the ground extend 30 feet into bedrock and contribute substantially to the structural strength of the Arch in St. Louis, part of Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.