• National Historic Landmarks Program

 

National Historic Landmarks Program

 

National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) are nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. Today, just over 2,500 historic places bear this national distinction. Working with citizens throughout the nation, the National Historic Landmarks Program draws upon the expertise of National Park Service staff who guide the nomination process for new Landmarks and provide assistance to existing Landmarks.

Secretary Zinke Announces Newest Site on Civil Rights Network to Freedom

The Medgar and Myrlie Evers House is the newest site on the Civil Rights Network to Freedom. Created in 2017, the newly established program recognizes properties associated with the civil rights movement from 1939 to 1968. Eligible properties must be listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, and have owner consent. The Medgar and Myrlie Evers House was designated a National Historic Landmark on December 23, 2016, and was previously listed in the National Register of Historic Places as the Medgar Evers Historic District.

 

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