We Will Rise: National Parks and Civil Rights

Closed fist raised up with names of National Park units written over.
The raised fist in its modern format was created by Frank Cieciorka, member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, after his experiences in the 1964 Freedom Summer efforts.

NPS Image / Kat Gardiner


Produced in partnership with Freedom Riders National Monument

Imagine a National Park. Picturing waterfalls and mountains? Or Dr. King's childhood home, Japanese internment camps, and a school that became a battleground for racial integration? National Parks aren’t just wilderness. They are spaces of remembrance, preserving the stories of who we are and how we came to be. Join Park Rangers, researchers, authors, and activists as we discuss what liberty and justice for all means on our public lands. Opinions shared by guests are not the official position of the NPS.

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Last updated: November 22, 2022

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