African Americans veterans will be honored with a national monument at a park in upstate New York slated for construction in 2018.

President Barack Obama formally established the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument, Freedom Riders National Monument and the Reconstruction Era National Monument Thursday.

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When President Barack Obama travels to Chicago on Feb. 19 to name the Pullman area on the city’s Far South Side a national monument, the event will be steeped in historical meaning for the once-thriving Black community, according to the Chicago Tribune. SEE ALSO: Winning! Fox’s “Empire” Smashes 23-Year Ratings Record Chicago’s Pullman District community, 13 miles […]