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Celebrate and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders at the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on Saturday, January 7, at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Ranger Cliff Goins will present two armchair tours of many national park sites that commemorate the struggle for African American civil rights.
Included in the program are the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site (NHS), Chicago Portage Naval Magazine National Memorial, Brown vs. Board of Education NHS, Central High School NHS, and the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail. After the program, in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., please volunteer your time. Help out with separating native seeds from the chaff and preparing wild indigo seeds for planting throughout the park this spring.
Throughout the day, a variety of fun, hands-on activities, volunteer opportunities, and exhibits featuring national park sites with an African-American connection will be available. Try the indoor scavenger hunt to win a small prize. These exhibits will remain on display at the Douglas Center through March 1st.
The Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education is located in the western portion of the national lakeshore at 100 North Lake Street, about one mile north of U.S. Highway 12 in the Miller section of Gary. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/indu and our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/