Take action to help designate Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia, as a National Monument within the National Park System.
Fort Monroe is one of the least known but most important historic places in America. The Director of the National Park Service called Fort Monroe “a resource of exceptional historic interest that bookends the beginning and end of slavery in the United States.” National Monument designation is critical to the future of Fort Monroe
President Obama can use his authority through the Antiquities Act to designate Fort Monroe as a National Monument, but he must hear from us.
Ask President Obama to take historic action by adding your name to the National Trust’s open letter to the U.S. Department of the Interior and, if you wish, add your own personal note.
Learn more about Fort Monroe:
- Fact sheet on Ft. Monroe
- President Stephanie Meeks' letter to President Obama requesting action on Ft. Monroe
- "The Forgotten: The Contraband of America and the Road to Freedom" from Preservation Magazine
- Recent blog post on the history of Ft. Monroe
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