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12 American Landmarks That Celebrate Black Culture

Reader's Digest Logo By Lynnette Nicholas of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 13: It is undeniable that Black people in America have shaped the cultural and historical landscape of this country in many ways. From fighting in wars for civil liberties to contributing to the legacy of the Harlem Renaissance and beyond, the investments of Black people on American soil runs deep. But their very real contributions and sacrifices aren’t always acknowledged or honored. That’s why these landmarks are so significant. They are physical testaments to the spoken and unspoken realities of Black people that occurred in those spaces, and their existence represents a mark in American history that can never be erased. Check them out in person or online, and while you're at it, learn about these other incredible Black Americans who have been left out of history books.

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It is undeniable that Black people in America have shaped the cultural and historical landscape of this country in many ways. From fighting in wars for civil liberties to contributing to the legacy of the Harlem Renaissance and beyond, the investments of Black people on American soil runs deep. But their very real contributions and sacrifices aren’t always acknowledged or honored. That’s why these landmarks are so significant. They are physical testaments to the spoken and unspoken realities of Black people that occurred in those spaces, and their existence represents a mark in American history that can never be erased. Check them out in person or online, and while you're at it, learn about these other incredible Black Americans who have been left out of history books.

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