Kingsley Plantation This is the burial site of approximately 674 victims, primarily African American agricultural workers, who were killed in the hurricane of 1928 that devastated South Florida.It was one of the worst natural disasters in American history.Newark: Iron Hill School This school is one of more than 80 schools for African-American children built between 19 as part of philanthropist Pierre Samuel du Pont's "Delaware experiment." Though small and modest, these school buildings incorporated the latest design concepts in Progressive era education. After the Civil War, many African Americans migrated to Washington and came to live in the alley dwellings of Blagden Alley and Naylor Court, among others. Senator Charles Sumner, a major figure in the fight for abolition of slavery and the establishment of equal rights for African Americans, it was one of the first public school buildings erected for the education of Washington's black community.Wilmington: Howard High School This is one of the schools directly associated with the landmark U. They were small and poorly constructed buildings, mainly of wood and brick. Since its dedication in 1872, the School's history encompasses the growing educational opportunities available for the District of Columbia's African Americans. Martin Luther King, Jr., stands in the "National Mall" in Washington, D. The monument, opened in August 2011, commorates King's fight for civil rights and the year that the 1964 Civil Rights Act became law.This historically black neighborhood was originally founded in 1866 by former slaves.Jim Crow laws from 18 spurred the growth of Lincolnville's black owned and operated commercial enterprises, and in 1964 its politicized community institutions became the sites and bases from which many Civil Rights Movment marches began.The living conditions were overcrowded and unsanitary. Also located in this historic district is the home of slave born Blanche K. This is the oldest African Methodist Episcopal church in D. Throughout its history, the church has had parishioners who were very important in the history of Washington's African American community, including Frederick Douglass and Altheia Turner. Ralph Bunche, the distinguished African American diplomat and scholar, from 1941 to 1947.Bruce, who was the first African American to serve a full term in the U. Funeral services for Frederick Douglass and former US Senator Blanche K. Bunche served as a full professor at Howard University and as Undersecretary-General of the United Nations at this time. Law School became an educational training ground, through the vision of Charles Hamilton Houston, for the development of activist black lawyers dedicated to securing the Civil Rights of all people of color.
He participated in several desegregation protests that gave this church national recognition.
Port Chicago: Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial Park On July 17, 1944, at Port Chicago, 320 men, mostly African American sailors, were instantly killed when two ships being loaded with ammunition for the Pacific theatre troops blew up. Founded in 1867, Fort Lyon was in active service to one or more branches of the United States military for 133 years.
Several companies of African American (Buffalo) soldiers were stationed here during the Indian Wars from the 1860s to the 1890s. Founded in 1867, Howard High School was the first school in Delaware to offer a complete high school education to black students and was one of the earliest black secondary schools in the Nation.
This became famous as the “Stand in the Schoolhouse Door Incident.”Sierra Vista: Fort Huachuca This U. military fort was created during the Indian Wars of the 1870s and 1880s to protect settlers and travel routes, and later housed black troops or “Buffalo Soldiers” from 1913-1933.
Camden Expedition Site This is the site of a host of different Civil War Battle sites.
Bethel Baptist Institutional Church Bethel Baptist Institutional Church is the oldest black Baptist Church in Florida.