A Tour of Black History Monuments Around the U.S.

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  • Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument
  • Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument
  • Booker T. Washington National Monument
  • African Burial Ground Monument
  • George Washington Carver National Monument
  • Fort Monroe National Monument
  • Boston African American National Historic Site
  • Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site
  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park
  • Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site
  • Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
  • Fort Davis National Historic Site
  • Fort Scott National Historic Site
  • Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
  • Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
  • Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site
  • New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
  • Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial
  • Selma-to-Montgomery National Historic Trail
  • Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site
  • Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site

Booker T. Washington National Monument

This monument preserves the 207-acre farm in Franklin County, Virginia, where abolitionist and educator Booker T. Washington was born a slave on April 5, 1856. Washington was one of the most prominent Black leaders of the 18th and 19th century, and founded the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, presently Tuskegee University, in Alabama, in 1881. (Photo: Carol M. Highsmith/Buyenlarge/Getty Images)