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USNPS announces 22 sites for African American Civil Rights Network

WASHINGTON -  From the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House in Washington, D.C. to the Seventh Ward of New Orleans, the struggle for racial equality is told through powerful places, people, and moments in history. Yesterday the National Park Service announced 22 sites and programs that commemorate, honor, and interpret the significant time period between 1939-1968 as parts of the African American Civil Rights Network (AACRN).

The National Park Service formally announced 18 national park sites and programs, and designated four more resources as part of the AACRN. The 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama; Leona Tate Foundation in New Orleans, Louisiana; Rhode Island Historical Society’s “20th Century African Heritage Civil Rights in Rhode Island” webpage from Providence, Rhode Island; and the Civil Rights Movement Veterans Website join the AACRN, a growing group of federal and non-federal properties, facilities, and programs (collectively called resources) that commemorate, honor and interpret the history of the African American Civil Rights movement between 1939-1968.!topic/parklandsupdate/ZorLoSKrMyk

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