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.
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.
In August 1908 colonel Allen Allensworth and and four other settlers established this town 30 miles north of Bakersfield with the goal of constructing a thriving community, where blacks could create a better life for themselves outside of segregated U. This monument honors one of the first prominent citizens and landowners in Los Angeles during the 1850s and 1860s.
Mason, a former enslaved person, founded First African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1872.1890s and 1958, African American settlement patterns in Los Angeles underwent several distinct phases.
It was built in 1814 as a base for recruiting Blacks and Indians during the War of 1812.
The British abandoned it to their allies in 1815, after which it became a beacon for rebellious slaves.
Central Avenue was the hub for much of this period.
These national historic sites housed African American business and community organizations in the area, including the Lincoln Theater.
Listed below are the African American National Historic Landmarks by state, as certified by the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places, as well as some state built in 1926 in the African American working class neighborhood of Collegeville.
Government and most states have identified landmarks associated with African American history.
Jacksonville: American Beach Historic District American Beach near Jacksonville, Florida, was founded in 1935 by the Afro-American Life Insurance Company of Jacksonville as an oceanfront resort for African Americans.