Historic Preservation of Civil Rights Places

The National Park Service preserves and protects historic places across the United States. Within the National Park Service, many people work in historic preservation: archeologists, architects, curators, historians, landscape architects, and other cultural resource professionals. The National Park Service carries out historic preservation both within and outside the National Park System:

  • Designation of historic sites (includes federally, state, and privately owned properties), including those on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Documentation (includes written, photographic, and technical documentation, as well as oral histories
  • Physical preservation (includes stabilization, rehabilitation, restoration, and reconstruction)
The National Park Service also promotes historic preservation of Civil Rights sites in communities through the Civil Rights Grant Program.

Learn more about how the National Park Service preserves historic places related to Civil Rights by reading the articles and news releases below.

Historic Preservation for Civil Rights Sites

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    Last updated: November 17, 2016

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