National Parks Offer Special Look At Black History

WASHINGTON (AP) — National parks and historic sites in D.C., Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia are hosting events and exhibits to highlight black history in the region. 

Special tours will be offered throughout February at Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Md., and at Manassas National Battlefield Park in Virginia. The Harpers Ferry National Historic Park in West Virginia hosts an exhibit on abolitionist John Brown. 

In Washington, Black History Month tours at the Frederick Douglass historic home will focus on his later life and government service after escaping from slavery. 

At Ford’s Theatre, the site will mark the 202nd birthday anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln on Feb. 11 and will host a living history program on African American soldiers in the Civil War on Feb. 28. 

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • willie joe wanker

    You want to study Black History……Go & look into the Black hole in outer space. That can best describe it.

  • KottaMan

    Any chance we can get a Special Look at White History sometime?

    • Jimmy

      11 months isnt enough?

  • Dale C. Keels

    It is important to realize that history comes from mutual ethnic backgrounds. However, black or African American History has been written by the researcher. but to whom is the credit given. Needless to say, however, we need not forget those ethnicities of color such as the Spanish, Greek, Chinese and others such as those groups of people. It is inevitable not to forget the struggles that are afficted upon those nations. It is therefore, a great thing to actually and honestly take a good look at each nation and honor their strengths through their oppressions.

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