African-American history

On the Eve of the National Parks’ Centennial, We Must All Work to Make Parks More Diverse

Next year marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. I cannot imagine a world without the beauty these […]

Trivia Challenge: Telling a Supreme Story

Q: The U.S. Supreme Court plays a critical role in upholding the Constitution, shaping national policy, and defending the promise […]

Peaceful protesters march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.

Reflecting on Selma, 50 Years Later

On March 7, 1965, courage and villainy collided on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, when John Lewis and […]

President Obama speaks about Pullman's significance at the ceremony to designate the site a national monument.

FAQ: New National Monument at Pullman Shines a Spotlight on Community Spirit and Our Shared Heritage

Earlier today, President Obama stood in front of hundreds of community advocates in Chicago and declared Pullman a national monument. […]

Lancelot Jones with his sea sponges.

A Little-Known Piece of History Reclaimed

Celebrating Florida’s First Lancelot Jones Day

Many Americans will recognize this coming Monday, October 13, as a holiday honoring Christopher Columbus. Thanks to NPCA supporters, the […]