Originally published 01/13/2017
The Reconstruction monument, backed by Eric Foner, includes several sites near Beaufort, S.C., which fell under control of the Union Army in November 1861, and became one of the first places where emancipated slaves voted, bought property and created churches, schools and businesses.
Originally published 07/21/2016
Bears Ears represents the most important and intact array of unprotected cultural resources on federal land.
Originally published 06/28/2016
President Obama’s designation on Friday of the Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village as a national monument comes amid a push across the country to write lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people into the nation’s collective history, an effort that has been quietly underway for years.
Originally published 06/27/2016
“I believe our national parks should reflect the full story of our country, the richness and the diversity and uniquely American spirit that has always defined us — that we are stronger together, that out of many, we are one,” Obama said.
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