Tag : national monuments
title : Churches Amid Historic Civil Rights' Sites Designated by President Obama as National Monuments
summary : Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and other civil rights landmarks in Birmingham, Ala., were designated on Thursday as the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument by President Barack Obama in one of his last official acts as U.S. leader. This church is where four girls died in 1963 after Ku Klux Klan members detonated more than a dozen sticks of dynamite outside the church basement. He also deemed two other new national monuments: Freedom Riders National Monument in Anniston, Ala., and the Reconstruction Era National Monument in South Carolina.
date : Jan 15, 2017 09:35 AM EST
title : God, Jesus Can Be Witnessed in Wild California Deserts Now Preserved for First Time
summary : Christians may hear the still voice of God in the wild of Californian deserts, says Mary Ann Swenson, bishop of the United Methodist Church, now that U.S. President Barack Obama designated the following 1.8 million acres of wild California desert as national monuments: Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow and Castle Mountains.
date : Apr 26, 2016 11:25 AM EDT