Ethnic Diversity Underrepresented at National Historic Places

The National Park Service is about to turn 97 years old on August 25th. With almost 100 years under the belt, and over 400 years of Latino cultural history in this land, representation of Latino culture is almost non-existent in our national parks.

Just 3% of the 86,000 sites on the National Register of Historic Places explicitly recognize and celebrate our country’s ethnically diverse cultures.

That according to data provided on the American Latino Heritage Fund page on the National Park Foundation’s website.

Here is a list of some of the parks and landmarks that do currently recognize Latino culture:

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National Park Service Units

National Park Service Affiliates And National Heritage Areas

National Historic Landmarks