African American Cultural Heritage Stories

The struggle for justice, civil rights, and the fundamental values in our Bill of Rights—a struggle that continues to this day—took place in cities and communities across America, often in unexpected settings. Read on to learn about more of the places and stories that make up the continuum of African American heritage in the United States.

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