The 20th Century Civil Rights Tour consists of historic sites in the District of Columbia that tell the stories of individuals, groups, and institutions associated with the struggle for African American civil rights. As the nation’s capital, Washington was the site of seminal civil rights events and was home to people who played pivotal roles in both the national civil rights movement and in local campaigns for racial equality.
The 20th Century African American Civil Rights Tour is currently populated with 100 historic sites, but will be updated and enhanced as new information and resources become available. The majority of these sites still stand, but for those no longer extant, the name is followed by (site).
The Tour has been developed by the DC Office of Planning/Historic Preservation Office (HPO) with grant funds provided by the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, African American Civil Rights Grant program. The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or policies of the Department of the Interior or U.S. Government. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Research and writing by Prologue DC.