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Charles Young, first Black superintendent of federal parkland. Photo Credit: © Bain News Service via Library of Congress.

United States – Charles Young, First African American superintendent of federal parkland

Charles Young (March 12, 1864 – January 8, 1922) achieved many honors in the United States military.  He was the third African-American to graduate from the United States Military Academy, the first black military attaché, and the first Black man to achieve the rank of colonel in the United States Army.   When he died in […]

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United States – Henderson Travel Service, First African American Travel Agency

In 1955, during the decade known as “the golden age of travel,” Freddye Henderson and her husband, Jacob, opened Henderson Travel Service in Atlanta to assist African-Americans who wanted to travel internationally.  The agency planned and booked thousands of trips for black travelers, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1964 visit to Oslo, Norway, where

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United States – National Museum Of African American History And Culture

Description: The National Museum of African American History and Culture opened in Washington DC on September 24, 2016, making the four-level museum the only national museum solely dedicated to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. The museum allows visitors to walk the path of American Americans from slavery to civil rights to

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United States – Withers Collection Museum & Gallery

The Withers family open the Withers Collection Museum & Gallery on Beale Street in Memphis, TN. Opened in February 2011, the museum and archive displays the photography of Ernest Withers, an African American entertainment and civil rights photographer who worked on Beale Street before its revitalization. References: Withers Collection Museum & Gallery. Video: “Withers Collection

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United States – Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission

The Gullah-Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor is a federal National Heritage Area in the United States, signifying the important story of the Gullah-Geechee people for sustaining their cultural traditions, and for being a reflection of the values of ingenuity, pride, and perseverance. The Gullah-Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor extends along the coast of the southeastern United States

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