From November 20, 1969 to June 11, 1971, Richard Oakes, a Mohawk Indian, and his Indian supporters claimed the island for the Indian people.
Visit the house where the National Women's Party and Alice Paul developed strategies and tactics to secure women's rights to vote!
Born enslaved, Booker T. Washington became one of the country's most prominent African American educators.
The story of Brown v. Board of Education, which ended legal segregation in public schools, is one of hope and courage.
César E. Chávez led farm workers and supporters in the establishment of the country's first permanent agricultural union.
Soldier, diplomat, park superintendent and civil rights leader, Charles Young overcame inequality to become a leading American figure.
Signer of the civil rights act of 1957 and sent troops into Little Rock to enforce school desegregation.
An advocate for peace and justice.
Harpers Ferry witnessed John Brown's attack on slavery and is the home of one of the earliest integrated schools in the US.
By acting on his personal views, President Truman succeeded in bringing the issue of civil rights to the forefront of national attention.
Where both the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted.
Kalaupapa National Historical Park protects the site of the forced isolation from 1866 until 1969 of people with Hansen's Disease (leprosy).
The Sioux and Cheyenne battle the US.Army's 7th Cavalry in one of the Indian's last armed efforts to preserve their way of life.
Little Rock Central High School is recognized for the role it played in the desegregation of public schools in the United States.
Manzanar War Relocation Center was one of ten camps where Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese aliens were interned during WWII.
A dreamer is moved by destiny into leadership of the modern civil rights movement
Mary McLeod Bethune achieved her greatest recognition at the Washington, DC townhouse that is now this National Historic Site.
Home of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials and the site of the 1964 March on Washington.
It is the oldest and only remaining Black settlement west of the Mississippi River.
On the evening of July 17, 1944, 320 mostly African-American men were instantly killed in an explosion.
Trace the footsteps of those who walked this 54-mile trail to freedom!
Remember and commemorate the survival of the Cherokee people, forcefully removed from their homelands.
The largest and most controversial of the sites where Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II.
African-Americans shattered sound and social barriers when they took to the skies in WWII.
Women’s Rights National Historical Park tells the story of the first Women’s Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, NY on July 19-20,1848.
Last updated: November 17, 2016