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02/23/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/23/2021 13:24

National Park Service Designates 11 Historic Resources to the African American Civil Rights Network

Date: February 23, 2021
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WASHINGTON - As the nation continues to commemorate Black History Month, the National Park Service added 11 resources to its growing system of sites and programs that chronicle the African American Civil Rights Movement.

The continuing struggle for racial equality is told through a collection of powerful historical resources that commemorate, honor and interpret the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. The African American Civil Rights Network (AACRN) encompasses properties, facilities, and interpretive programs that present a comprehensive narrative of the people, places, and events associated with the African American Civil Rights movement. Ranging in location from California to Rhode Island, the AACRN has grown to include 45 properties, facilities, and programs, including 18 national parks. The NPS accepts applications on a rolling basis from individuals and organizations associated with the African American civil rights movement. Details about the application and review process are available online.