• The iconic first flight of the Wright brothers in their 1903 Wright Flyer

    Wright Brothers

    National Memorial North Carolina

Trading Cards

Kids! Collect stories about the Civil War and civil rights! The National Park Service is offering more than 500 trading cards to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Visit a park in person to earn a card. Ask a ranger or stop by the visitor center at a participating park. You can view all the cards online and discover stories from nearly 90 national parks in 31 states and the District of Columbia. You'll be surprised at what you will learn.

Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman First Female African American Pilot


On June 15, 1921, Bessie Coleman became the first African American woman issued a pilot license. Rejected from U.S. flight schools because of racial and sexual prejudices, she learned to fly in France. Returning home, Coleman worked for equality in the air and on the ground, inspiring a generation of African American men and women.

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart, First to Fly Solo Across Two Oceans

1897 - 1937

Earhart, a noted aviation pioneer, was the first woman to receive the US Distinguished Flying Cross, and an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment. As a woman who did what few women-or men-dared to do, she became a representative icon of a woman breaking out of traditional roles.

Tuskegee Airmen

The Tuskegee Airmen
Colonel George Robers
General Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.

The Tuskegee Airmen overcame racial descrimination during WWII. Robers (left0 was the first African American accepted into the military's pilot training program and the first Arican American officer to command a racially-mixed unit. Davis was the fourth African American graduate from West Point and the first African American general in the Army Air Forces.


Thank you for your interest in the National Park Service Civil War to Civil Rights Trading Card program for Cape Hatteras NS, Fort Raleigh NHS and Wright Brothers NMEM. This program is designed for children who actually visit our park sites. However, we will mail the trading cards from these three parks to you, if you send a self-addressed standard letter-sized envelope with two first class stamps on it to:

National Park Service Trading Cards
1401 National Park Road
Manteo, NC 27954

Do not send cash. If you are overseas, you must have the equivalency of two first class stamp postage on your self-addressed envelope.

Whether domestic or overseas, if you do not have the proper postage on your self-addressed envelope, we will not be able to mail you the cards.

We will put the cards from all three parks in your self-addressed envelope--you do not need to send an envelope for each park.

Again, thank you for your interest in this program!

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