24 African-American Historical Sites You Must Visit


African American Civil War Memorial — Washington, D.C.

The museum commemorates the lives and service of 209,145 soldiers and sailors who fought for the Union in the Civil War from 1861 to 1865.

The museum features statues, such as The Spirit of Freedom, and the Wall of Honor listing the names of the African-American soldiers who served in the war. It also features the permanent exhibition, A Glorious March to Liberty, recounting the stories of these brave men.


Little Rock Central High — Little Rock, Arkansas

In 1957, this was the first school to desegregate after the implementation of the Brown v. Board of Education 1954 Supreme Court ruling occurred.

Rangers offer guided tours of the high school featuring a permanent exhibition of the Little Rock High desegregation, a bookstore and special programming during the summer and school year.


Michael Jackson Boyhood Home — Gary, Indiana

The childhood home of Motown child star and the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, who was born Aug.29, 1958. Jackson lived here with his nine siblings and his mother and father.

Although the house is not open to the public, it is a great piece of African-American music history.