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 Stories of America’s diverse places and people are everywhere. Our stories are found across the landscapes of this nation, in more than 400 national parks, in National Heritage Areas, along historic trails and waterways, and in every neighborhood.

Discover African-American history in all its diversity, from ancient archeological places to the homes of poets and Presidents to the sobering stories of Civil War soldiers and civilians to the legacy of a courageous woman who refused to give up her seat on a bus. Our history is part of who we where, who we are and who we can be.

* Please check back often, we will continue to add to our list of historical places to visit.


Apollo Theater, New York, NY – This theater began hosting African American acts in the 1930, starting with its legendary Amatuer Hour!

Black Wall Street, Durham, NC – A black-owned financial district in the heart of Durham’s white business district.

Booker T. Washington National Monument – Washington founded Tuskegee Institute in Alabama in 1881. Visitors are invited to step back in time and experience firsthand the life and landscape of people who lived in an era when slavery was part of the fabric of American life.

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park  – Throughout its history, Harpers Ferry has been the backdrop for remarkable and unparalleled events. Recall John Brown’s famous “raid” on the arsenal in his singular struggle to end slavery. Also, learn about the education of former slaves in one of the earliest integrated schools in the United States. 


Langston Hughes House, New York, New York – The Langston Hughes House is historically significant as the home of James Langston Hughes (1902-1967), author and poet and one of the foremost figures in the Harlem Renaissance.

Martin Luther King Jr Memorial – August 28, 2011, the 48th anniversary of the groundbreaking March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom witnessed the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. It is fitting that on this date, reminiscent of the defining moment in Dr. King’s leadership in the Civil Rights movement; in the form of solid granite, his legacy is further cemented in the tapestry of the American experience.

Medgar Evers Statue, Jackson, MS – A slain civil rights leader, Evers’s statue stands outside a school he helped integrate in Mississippi.

Mount Zion Baptist Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma – Rebuilding a church and a spirit! Rebuilt after the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, perhaps the most significant race riot in the history of the United States, the Mount Zion Baptist Church, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, stands as a historic symbol of the local African American community.

Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville, KY – The museum captures the inspiration derived from the story of Muhammad Ali’s incredible life.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati, OH – Provides a tour of the plight of slaves from their capture in Africa to their shipment to America and enslavement.

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kansas City, MO – Tells the complete story of Negro Leagues Baseball, from the average players to the superstars!

Selma To Montgomery Historic Trail, Hayneville, AL – Trail commemorates the events, people and route of the 1965 Voting Rights March in Alabama.

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