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

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  • 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
  • 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

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Located in West Virginia, this landmark commemorates a number of groundbreaking moments in Black history: it was the site of a deadly revolt led by abolitionist John Brown in 1859; during the Civil War, Harpers Ferry was a place of refuge for escaped slaves; and it was the home of Storer College, where W.E.B. Du Bois and other African-American thought leaders convened for the Niagara Movement, the forerunner of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, in 1906. (Photo: Wikicommons)