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

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  • 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
  • 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

Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial

On the evening of July 17, 1944, 320 U.S. naval officers were instantly killed when two ships being loaded with ammunition exploded, making up the worst home front disaster of World War II. Of the dead, 202 were African-American enlisted officers that were assigned the dangerous role of loading the ships. The memorial site is located in San Francisco. (Photo: Wikicommons)