African American Heritage

"People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them." - James Baldwin

Understanding Black history is essential to understanding American history. Black Americans have been freedom-seekers, soldiers, intellectuals, teachers, entrepreneurs, and activists. They have challenged the nation to live up to its ideals of equality, justice, and liberty. Our national parks and historic places preserve diverse stories of the Black experience. Read more »

Explore Black History

Last updated: March 17, 2022