Fort Monroe, Hampton, VA was declared # 396 US Park Unit on Nov 1 2011

November 1, 2011

Fort Monroe was declared #396 US Park Unit under the Antiquities Act by President Barack Obama on Tuesday November 1, 2011 @ 1:45 in the afternoon. this the first time President Obama has used this act. Also only 14 presidents since 1906 has used the Antiquities Act to preserve some of the greats assets like Statue of Liberty and the Grand Canyon.

Fort Monroe dates all the way back to 1619 of a place where Dutch traders would bring enslaved Africans to be bought and sold, and during the civil war a place of refuge for escaped slaves.

President Obama had said this new national park will help create 3,000 jobs in Virgina and be the 22nd National Park in the state of Virgina. for which it will save about 570 acres of the site for future generations to come.

Reference;

The White House Office of the Press Secretary Press Release November 01, 2011

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/11/01/president-obama-sign-proclamation-designating-fort-monroe-national-monum

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About JPlanck

Jason Planck; I have been a disability advocate for over 25 years (1990) and continue to bring awareness about the needs and concerns of the disability community. I grew up in and around Southern California and Las Vegas Nevada after father retired from the military. I returned to upstate New York to help with my family in 1994 and I have remained here since. I have received an associate degree in 1998 from Adirondack Community College Queensbury New York in Business Administration My hobbies include visiting historical sites, traveling, cooking, bird watching, and photography. I have been a human rights disability defender and an advocate for persons with disabilities for the last twenty five years (1990), and I continue to advocate to help persons with disabilities to achieve independence and success in their lives. I have conducted disability sensitivity training for various companies and continue to do disability consulting and training work for compliance with disability civil rights laws. I’m currently writing a book on disability civil rights laws title: Disability Civil Rights Laws and Movements: An in depths look at the Executive Branch role from the President Woodrow Wilson through President George W. Bush administrations. I have received two grants from the following libraries to aid in traveling to the library; • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum “Arthur M. Schlesinger Fellowship” • Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, Hyde Park, NY I continue to seek out grants to help in accomplishing the goal of being able to travel to the different Presidential Library to finish the work and publish a book. As of to date I have completed eight other presidents. One of my major goals for the next 10 years is to see acceptability and inclusion of persons with disabilities in the community and workplace. I will be able to accomplish the first part of this goal through education and awareness of the needs of the disabled community as human rights disability defender. Second part of the goal is to work with the community and the workplace to implement solution of full inclusion of the Disabled Community. -30-
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