1Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. helped to organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
2Greyhound Bus Station, Montgomery, Alabama
The Freedom Riders were attacked by a local mob at this bus station in 1961.
3Bethel Baptist Church Parsonage, and Guard House Birmingham, Alabama
Bethal Baptist Church was built in 1926 in the African American working class neighborhood of Collegeville. Reverend Shuttlesworth was a pastor at Bethel Baptist Church.
4The Campground Mobile, Alabama
This district was an important role in the historical development of the black community of Mobile, Alabama since the 1860s.
5Fort Huachuca, Sierra Vista, Arizona
This U.S. military fort was created during the Indian Wars of the 1870s and 1880s to protect settlers and travel routes that later housed black troops known as the Buffalo Soldiers.
6Little Rock Central High School
Where the first major confrontation over the Brown v. Board of Education 1954 Supreme Court ruling in 1957.
7Fort Lyon, Bent County, Colorado
Several companies of African American Buffalo soldiers were stationed here during the Indian Wars from the 1860s to the 1890s.
8First Church of Christ, Farmington, Connecticut
This church was at the center of community life for Amistad captives and their famous 1840-1841 trial.
9Austin F. Williams Carriagehouse, Farmington, Connecticut
This site served as living quarters for the Amistad Africans on their way back to Africa, and as a “station” on the Underground Railroad.
This park features the Mary McLeod Bethune memorial and the Abraham Lincoln Memorial. Bethune’s statue lies to the West. In 1964 this is the first monument to a black person, or even a woman.
11Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
This solid granite sculpture of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., stands in the “National Mall” in Washington, D.C.
12Mary Church Terrell House
This house, built between 1873 and 1877, was the home of Memphis-born Mary Church Terrell, who at age 86 led the successful fight to integrate eating places in the District of Columbia.
13Public Schools of Washington D.C.
This landmark includes Alexander Crummell School, William Syphax School, and Military Road School, all formerly African American segregated schools.
14Striver’s Section Historic District
This area has been associated with African American leaders in business, education, politics, religion, art, architecture, science and government. The most renowned of these figures was Frederick Douglass.
15Howard Thurman House, Daytona Beach, Florida
Howard Thurman spent most of his childhood in this late 19th-century house. His influential work influenced Martin Luther King, Jr. and provided the philosophical foundation for a nonviolent civil rights movement.
16The Mary McLeod Bethune Home, Daytona Beach, Florida
This was the residence of the educator and civil rights leader on the campus of Bethune Cookman College from the early 1920s until her death in 1955.
17Bethel Baptist Institutional Church, Jacksonville, Florida
Bethel Baptist Institutional Church is the oldest Black Baptist church in Florida.
18Sweet Auburn Historic District, Atlanta, Georgia
The sweet Auburn Historic District is where African American businesses moved after the Atlanta Race Riot of 1906.
19Mount Zion Baptist Church, Albany, Georgia
Served as the religious, educational, and social center of Albany’s African American community, especially during the Civil Rights Movement.
20Chicago Bee Building
In 1926, the Chicago Bee Building was commissioned by black entrepreneur Anthony Overton, who owned the renowned Black newspaper The Chicago Bee.
21Ida B. Wells-Barnett House, Chicago, Illinois
This was the former home of late 19th Century and early 20th Century civil rights advocate Ida B. Wells.
22Robert S. Abbott House, Chicago, Illinois
Abbott lived in this house from 1926 to 1940. He founded the black newspaper, The Chicago Defender.
23WROX Building, Clarksdale, Mississippi
From 1946-1954, this building served as the site of a radio station that catered to an African American audience.
24Natchez National Cemetery, Natchez, Mississippi
This cemetery is the final resting place of many blacks who fought in the U.S. Civil War.
25Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, Mississippi
Founded in 1869 by the American Missionary Association. During the 1950s and 1960s, it became a primary center of civil rights movement activity in Mississippi.
26Cartland House, Lee, New Hampshire
The Cartland House is where Moses Cartland, one of New Hampshire’s premier antislavery activists, aided those fleeing from slavery in the mid-19th century.
27Dunbar Apartments, Harlem, New York
This apartment complex, constructed in 1926, is located in Harlem. Labor reformer and unionist Asa Philip Randolph helped to battle racism in American industry.
28Hotel Theresa, Harlem, New York
One of the major social centers of Harlem. Serving from 1940 until the late 1960s, when it was converted into office use, it was one of the most important community institutions for African Americans in New York.