African-American Landmarks

Places that are important in Black History and the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.

African-American-Civil-War-Memorial

African American Civil War Memorial

Washington, District of Columbia
The memorial commemorates the service of 209,145 African-American soldiers and sailors who fought for the Union in the American Civil War.

America's-Black-Holocaust-Museum

America's Black Holocaust Museum

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The museum is the only memorial dedicated specifically to the victims of the enslavement of Africans in the United States.

Baltimore-Civil-War-Museum

Baltimore Civil War Museum

Baltimore, Maryland, 21202
Originally the President Street Station, this site and the rail line were key elements of the "underground railroad" by which many slaves escaped to the north before the Civil War.

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Bethel Baptist Church, Parsonage, and Guardhouse

Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, 35207
The Bethel Baptist Church, Parsonage, and Guardhouse are associated with the first organized movement of the modern civil rights movement. The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights was headquartered here from 1956-1961.

Birmingham-Civil-Rights-Institute

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, 35203
Opened in November of 1992, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is a large interpretive museum and research center that depicts the struggles of the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s.

Brown-Chapel-A.M.E.-Church

Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church

Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, 36703
This church was a starting point for the Selma to Montgomery marches in 1965 and played a major role in the events that led to the adoption of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Foster-Auditorium

Foster Auditorium

Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, 35487
This multi-purpose facility was built in 1939 and is most famous as the site of of the "stand in the schoolhouse door" incident. On June 11, 1963, Governor George C. Wallace blocked the entrance to prevent registration of African Americans.

Frederick-Douglass-National-Historic-Site

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Washington, District of Columbia, 20020
This is the home of one of the most famous African Americans in United States history. Perched high on a hilltop, the site offers a sweeping view of the U.S. Capitol and the Washington D.C. skyline.

Great-Plains-Black-History-Museum

Great Plains Black History Museum

North Omaha, Nebraska
The museum is located in the Webster Telephone Exchange Building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Little-Rock-Central-High-School

Little Rock Central High School

Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas
In 1957, nine African-American students, known as the Little Rock Nine, were denied entrance to the school in defiance of the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling ordering integration of public schools.

National-Underground-Railroad-Freedom-Center

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Cincinnati, Ohio
Using the theme of the Underground Railroad, the Center attempts to inform people of the issues important to Freedom in the past, present and the future. The hope is that everyone will use their voice to promote Freedom for all.

Sixteenth-Street-Baptist-Church

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church

Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, 35203
Called the First Colored Baptist Church of Birmingham when it was founded in 1873, this was the first black church to organize in Birmingham. In September 1963, the church was the target of a racially-motivated bombing that killed four girls.

Union-Bank-Building

Union Bank Building

Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, 32399
Opened in 1841, the Union Bank Building is said to be the oldest surviving bank building in the state. It is now an extension of the Florida A&M University Black Archives, Research Center and Museum.

University-of-Alabama

University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, 35487
Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship school of the University of Alabama System. Its athletic teams are nicknamed the "Crimson Tide" because crimson is one of the school colors. UA is composed of a campus of approximately 1,000 acres (4 km²).

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