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Civil War to Civil Rights Trading Cards

Collect stories about the Civil War and civil rights! To mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the National Park Service offered more than 500 trading cards available throughout nearly 90 National Parks in 31 states. While the anniversary has now passed, you can still collect these trading cards as you visit different parks.

The participating parks are listed at the bottom of this page. As well, you can view all of the cards online. You may be surprised as to what you might learn!

While visiting Homestead National Monument of America you can collect five different trading cards:

Portrait of George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver

Carver was born into slavery in Missouri in the closing days of the Civil War. As a young man Carver traveled to Kansas to claim a homestead. Eventually Carver would relinquish his claim to pursue his education. Carver dedicated his life to scholarship and invention, developing hundreds of agricultural and industrial products.
Portrait of Oscar Micheaux

Oscar Micheaux

In 1904 Micheaux homesteaded in South Dakota. He wrote two critically acclaimed novels about those experiences. The success of his writing combined with his interest in motion pictures led Micheaux to become the first African American feature film maker. In 1919 he released his first film titled The Homesteader.
Portrait of Rachel Bella Calof

Rachel Bella Calof

In 1894 Calof traveled from Russia to America to meet the man arranged to be her husband. They made their way to North Dakota seeking others who immigrated to the U.S. to claim land under the Homestead Act. Her account tells the hardships endured by both women and immigrants during U.S. expansion.
African Americans flee the South

Exodusters Leaving the South

In 1877 the Reconstruction Era ended in the South. Countless African Americans fled the South to escape the harsh Black Codes and violence they were subjected to. Thousands seeking the civil liberties promised to them obtained free land in the West through the Homestead Act.
Two Homesteaders outside their home

African American Homestead Communities

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries African Americans moved West in search of opportunity. Thriving agricultural communities throughout the West, like Nicodemus in Kansas along with The Dry and Dearfield in Colorado, were established nearby areas where African Americans were claiming land under the Homestead Act.

Participating Parks:

Alabama

Natchez Trace Parkway
Selma to Montgomery NHT
Tuskegee Airmen NHS
Tuskegee Institute NHS

Arkansas

Fort Smith NHS Hot Springs NP

California

Golden Gate NRA Manzanar NHS
Port Chicago Naval Magazine NMem
Rosie the Riveter / WWII Home Front NHP

Connecticut

Weir Farm NHS

District of Columbia

Civil War Defenses of Washington Frederick Douglass NHS
Ford’s Theatre NHS
National Mall and Memorial Parks
George Washington Memorial Parkway

Florida

Dry Tortugas NP
Gulf Islands NS

Georgia

Andersonville NHS
Chattahoochee River NRA
Chickamauga and Chattanooga NMP
Cumberland Island NS
Fort Pulaski NM
Kennesaw Mountain NBP
Ocmulgee NM

Illinois

Lincoln Home NHS

Indiana

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

Kansas

Brown v. Board of Education NHS
Fort Larned NHS
Fort Scott NHS

Kentucky

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace NHP
Big South Fork NR&RA
Cumberland Gap NHP
Mammoth Cave NP

Louisiana

Cane River Creole NHP
Jean Lafitte NHP&P

Maryland

Antietam NB
Clara Barton NHS
C&O Canal NHP
Harpers Ferry NHP
Monocacy NB

Massachusetts

Adams NHP
Blackstone River Valley NHC
Boston African American NHS
Boston NHP
Boston Harbor Islands NRA
Longfellow House NHS
Lowell NHP
New Bedford Whaling NHP

Mississippi

Gulf Islands NS
Natchez NHP
Natchez Trace Parkway Vicksburg NMP

Missouri

Harry S. Truman NHS
Ulysses S. Grant NHS
Wilson’s Creek NB

Nebraska

Homestead National Monument of America

New Hampshire

Saint-Gaudens NHS

New Mexico

Fort Union NM Pecos NHP

New York

Governors Island NM
Martin Van Buren NHS
Women’s Rights NHP

North Carolina

Cape Hatteras NS
Cape Lookout NS
Fort Raleigh NHS
Overmountain Victory NHT
Wright Brothers National Memorial

Oregon

Fort Vancouver NHS

Pennsylvania

Allegheny Portage Railroad NHS
Gettysburg NMP
Independence NHP

Rhode Island

Blackstone River Valley NHC

South Carolina

Charles Pinckney NHS
Fort Sumter NM
Overmountain Victory NHT

Tennessee

Andrew Johnson NHS
Big South Fork NR&RA
Fort Donelson NB
Natchez Trace Parkway
Overmountain Victory NHT
Shiloh NMP
Stones River NB

Texas

Lyndon B. Johnson NHP
Palo Alto Battlefield NHP

Virginia

Appomattox Court House NHP Arlington House
The Robert E. Lee Memorial
Booker T. Washington NM
Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP
Colonial NHP Fort Monroe NM
Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania NMP
Harpers Ferry NHP
Manassas NBP
Overmountain Victory NHT
Petersburg NB
Richmond NBP

Washington

Fort Vancouver NHS

West Virgina

C&O Canal NHP
Harpers Ferry NHP

Wisconsin

Apostle Islands NL

Wyoming

Fort Laramie NHS

Last updated: April 18, 2020