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

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  • 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
  • Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument
  • Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument
  • Booker T. Washington National Monument

Fort Monroe National Monument

Following the War of 1812, the U.S. built a network for seacoast defense. Named after President James Monroe, Fort Monroe in Virginia was the first and largest of these forts. During the Civil War, it served as a haven for escaped slaves was one of the nation's first self-contained African American communities. (Photo: Ben Bloker USAF / MAI /Landov)