African American Heritage Featured Places

Parks

America's national parks weave together a mosaic of African American history. A large patchwork of National Park Service sites were founded because of their pivotal places in history. Other sites highlight the untold stories—the no-less-important, every-day-remarkable stories of African Americans in history.

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Other Places

You don't need to visit a park to explore African American history! National Historic Landmarks and sites on the National Register of Historic Places also preserve and share African American heritage. Explore a sampling of these important places below.

Places of African American Heritage

Logo with text African American Civil Rights Network against a black and gray background

African American Civil Rights Network

The AACRN encompasses properties, facilities, and interpretive programs that tell the stories of the African American Civil Rights Movement.

Graphic image with face inside yellow star and text National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom

Underground Railroad Network to Freedom

The 695+ sites in the Network to Freedom, honor, preserve and promote the history of resistance to enslavement through escape and flight.

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    Last updated: March 17, 2022