Places of African-American History


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  1. Lincoln Memorial

    This memorial touches the hearts of all African-Americans because of Lincoln’s steadfastness in ending slavery in the US. It was here that Martin Luther King, Jr. made his “I Have a Dream” speech (see Lincoln Memorial).

    Lincoln Memorial
  2. Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church

    This church was important in sheltering runaway slaves before the Civil War, and its pulpit has hosted many respected speakers, including Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Jesse Jackson.

    • 1518 M St, NW

  3. Anacostia Museum and Center for African-American ...

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