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Black History Month: Elevating Education Opportunities

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Tuskegee Institute NHS

At a time when quality higher education options for African Americans were limited, Booker T. Washington built a school in 1881.

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George Washington Carver Nat'l Monument

From agriculture and science to education and humanitarianism, explore the inspirational life of one of America's most profound thinkers.

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Carter G. Woodson Home NHS

Known as the "Father of Black History," Dr. Woodson had a mission to institutionalize Black history as part of the education system.

Visiting Volcanoes

View of the icy mountain peak of Mount Rainier's northwest face from Tolmie Peak Fire Lookout
Mount Rainier National Park

This active volcano in Washington is the highest mountain in the Cascade Range and the Cascade Volcanic Arc, standing at 14,410 feet.

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Valles Caldera National Preserve

Explore the stunning landscape and human history centered around a dormant supervolcano in the "the Land of Enchantment."

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Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Established as Hawaii National Park in 1916, Hawai'i Volcanoes is a dynamic, ever-changing landscape sculpted by active lava flows.

Last updated: February 1, 2024