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  • On January 11, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced the designation of 24 new National Historic Landmarks. Among them are the homes of civil rights activists Myrlie and Medgar Evers (Jackson, Mississippi) and Pauli Murray (Durham, North Carolina), the home of statesman and historian Jose Antonio Navarro (San Antonio, Texas), and one of the most important sites associated with the 1970s student protest movement, the May 4, 1970, Kent State Shootings Site (Ohio). Please visit the Spring 2016 and Fall 2016 NHL meeting pages for more information on the new designations.

  • (2016) The National Park Service is entrusted with the stewardship of the nation's natural resources but our mission also encompasses the protection of our nation's cultural heritage through historic preservation programs like the National Historic Landmarks Program. In honor of the National Park Service centennial on August 25, we are pleased to highlight those National Historic Landmarks located in the national parks featured in Ken Burn's documentary, The National Parks: America's Best Idea.

  • (2016) In honor of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month the National Historic Landmarks Program is pleased to share the first chapter of A Brief Glimpse: Asian American Pacific Islander National Historic Landmarks Theme Study. The full study will be available in fall 2016.


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