African-American history

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. […]

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 […]

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act on July 2, 1964, as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and others look on.

Fifty Years Later: Wilderness & Civil Rights in the Same Breath

Fifty years ago this summer, the 88th Congress passed the Civil Rights Act and the Wilderness Act, two landmark pieces […]

Teresa Baker in Yosemite National Park.

“100% Community-Driven”

A Q&A with Teresa Baker, Founder of the African American National Parks Event

California outdoorswoman Teresa Baker doesn’t just love national parks. She encourages thousands of people around the country to love them, […]

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Youth Push for Pullman on Capitol Hill

Earlier this month, NPCA and its supporters met with members of Congress to discuss creating Chicago’s first national park in […]