A recent press release announces our 399th, 400th, and 401st national park sites. This is an exciting development honoring America’s history, but also preserving its land.
The sites include the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad, First State, and Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers. If you don’t have time to check out the full press release, here is a quick summary of each of the sites:
The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument honors a woman who left a huge impact on America’s history, and yet has had few public displays showing our respect. Hopefully this monument will be an opportunity for people to learn about her courage and vision.
The First State National Monument is near Philadelphia, and is meant to preserve an “urban oasis”. The site is meant to “commemorates the legacy and perseverance of early Dutch, Swedish, and English settlement in Delaware, a vital but little known aspect of our First State’s rich history.”
The Charles Young Buffalo Soldier’s National Monument is located in Ohio. It honors Colonel Young who was an American patriot as well as a leader in Civil Rights. Colonel Young was also the first African American to become a national park superintendent when he managed Sequoia National Park.