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Commemorate Black History Month in 5 Unexpected Places

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National park rangers and staff are some of the nation’s best storytellers, charged with protecting the most momentous places in America’s history. Our park system preserves the legacy of visionaries like Martin Luther King, Jr., Harriet Tubman, and Booker T. Washington, as well as landmark sites in the struggle for equality like the Brown v. Board of Education and Little [...]

Posted on: February 4 2014
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One Step Closer to a Manhattan Project National Historical Park

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By David Graves, Northwest Program Manager Advocates have been waiting more than a decade to create a national park that would preserve historic sites and artifacts involved in the development of nuclear energy and the making of the atomic bomb. Now, we could be remarkably close to seeing these once super-secret details and places in American history open and interpreted [...]

Posted on: August 1 2013
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Standing with the Emotion of History

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By Jim Stratton, Director of NPCA’s Alaska Regional Office War is hell, but we keep visiting hell on a regular basis. There has been a regular string of wars throughout my lifetime, from Vietnam to the Gulf Wars to Afghanistan, yet a recent trip to Hawaii moved me more than I could have imagined over a conflict that ended just a decade [...]

Posted on: July 16 2013
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Preserving the Stories of Atomic City: A Q&A with Denise Kiernan

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By Kati Schmidt, Senior Media Relations Manager Watch Denise Kiernan live: NPCA is hosting a Google Hangout on June 11 with author Denise Kiernan, Atomic Heritage Foundation President Cynthia Kelly, and NPCA Senior Vice President for Policy Ron Tipton. Sign up to watch live and ask the panel your questions!   If you feel out of the loop at work, [...]

Posted on: June 4 2013
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The Legacy of Fred Korematsu

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In 1942, a 23-year-old welder from Oakland, California, refused to be incarcerated in a government camp because of his ethnicity. Fred Korematsu, the American-born son of Japanese immigrants, defied a presidential mandate during wartime and took a stand against racism—a fight that lasted for decades and earned him a legacy as a civil rights pioneer. Korematsu’s story is not widely [...]

Posted on: January 30 2013
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