The Rankin House
6152 Rankin Road
Ripley, OH 45167
This site is one of the better-known stops on the Underground Railroad Station and is seen as a National Historic Landmark. The house gives you a clear depiction of how the Rankin family lived while harboring the runaway slaves. It also contains several personal Rankin items and boasts one of the most beautiful views of the Ohio River.
Picture by Dallas Howard
Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park
Star Route 1, Box 148
Earlimart CA 93219
California’s most popular African-American settlement, Allensworth was established by Lt. Colonel Allen Allensworth and his associates in 1908. The Colonel died six years later, and difficulties in securing a dependable water supply led to the community’s decline in the 1920s.
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Black History Month is usually a time for reflection, remembrance, and recognition of the people who paved the way for us to live the way we live through inventions, medical and musical advances, or simply bravery. This year, why not do something a little different?
Instead of thinking of these inspirational people, visit their homes or go to a museum that features in-depth looks into these individual’s lives. We here at theGrio decided to help you out and start you off with our list of 15 historic places to visit in the U.S. Celebrate our culture and get a little history lesson at the same time!