African American Heritage Theme Study

African American Heritage: Theme Studies

The studies on this page examine sites of African American history in the United States, placing them in national contexts.

National Historic Landmarks are often identified through theme studies. Theme studies are an effective way of identifying and nominating properties because they provide a comparative analysis of properties associated with a specific area of American history. In order to make the case for national significance, a theme study must provide that necessary national historic context so that national significance may be judged for a number of related properties.

Civil Rights in America

Other Black History Studies

Last updated: March 17, 2022