African American history

U.S. 'Honor Roll' Of Historic Places Often Ignores Slavery

Feb 24, 2020
Alabama Historical Commission / ahc.alabama.gov

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Antebellum Southern plantations were built on the backs of enslaved people, and many of those plantations hold places of honor on the National Register of Historic Places — but don’t look for many mentions of slavery in the government’s official record of places with historic significance.

N.C. DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES

A new book by the founding director of North Carolina African American Heritage Commission teaches children about the history of African Americans’ contributions to the state.

The Siloam School building
Michael Falero / WFAE

A historic Jim Crow-era school building that educated African American children has received a large donation for its transformation into a museum exhibit.

LILLY KNOEPP / BPR

The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is the most visited park in the country. But all those visitors are not seeing its full history according to the park service.