Do you own, work with, or know of a property, facility, or program that helps to tell the story of the African American Civil Rights movement in the United States? Would you like it to be part of a network that helps honor the movement's history and significance and the sacrifices made by the people who fought against discrimination and segregation? A network that also commorates and interprets the movement's relevance in fostering the spirit of social justice and national reconciliation?
If so, please read the information provided below for instructions on how to apply to join the African American Civil Rights Network. Detailed instructions can be found on the Application & Instructions page.
About the Network
The Network is a collection of properties, facilities, and programs that offer a comprehensive overview of the people, places, and events associated with the African American Civil Rights movement. The Network is an opportunity to ensure that the history of the civil rights movement and the sacrifices made by those who fought for its cause are told and commemorated.
Joining the Network
Individuals and organizations wishing to join the African American Civil Rights Network (Network) must meet the criteria as explained in the African American Civil Rights Network Act of 2017, Section 308402 (c)(2). The electronic application form as well as information about filling out the form, the application process, criteria for joining the Network, and current Network members can be found on the Application & Instructions page. The application should be completed and submitted with any required supporting documents. An incomplete form, documents not in Adobe PDF format, or submissions missing supporting documents may cause a delay in processing your application.
The Review Process
The NPS reviews applications for eligibility on a rolling basis throughout the year. Receipt of your application will be acknowledged within seven (7) days of submittal; new additions to the Network are announced approximately every few months. If required information is missing Network staff will request the missing information before completing your application review.
This is not a competitive program; all properties, facilities, and programs that meet the criteria will be added to the Network, and will be eligible to use the program logo in limited fashion, with permission. All applicants will be contacted directly and told of the outcome. If you would like an update on the status of your application, please contact Network staff. Thank you for your interest in the African American Civil Rights Network!
Last updated: May 17, 2023