Obama Adds 3 National Monuments Honoring Civil Rights, Expands Californian Coastal National Monument

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The Obama administration designated three new national monuments that pay respect to civil rights history and expanded an existing Coastal National Monument in California on Thursday, according to The Associated Press. The new monuments are the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument in Alabama, the Freedom Riders National Monument in Anniston, Alabama, and the Reconstruction Era National Monument in South Carolina.”President Obama is taking new steps to promote diversity and inclusivity in our nation’s system of national parks, national forests, monuments and other public lands and waters,” a White House statement said, adding that the designations “will protect historic sites in Alabama…

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Obama Adds 3 National Monuments Honoring Civil Rights, Expands Californian Coastal National Monument

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