Friday, January 13, 2017

First NPS site focusing on Reconstruction

NPS photo

President Obama has designated three new national monuments devoted to civil rights history, including the first National Park Service site dedicated to Reconstruction. The monument includes several sites near Beaufort, S.C., which fell under Union control in November 1861, and became one of the first places where emancipated slaves voted, bought property and created churches, schools and businesses. • Article

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