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Archive for February, 2013

Making the Original Black History Guide

This week’s blog post is by Dr. Debra Newman Ham, a former Archivist at NARA and the editor of the original Black History Guide. Ham is currently a professor of history at Morgan State University   After I graduated as a history major from Howard University in 1970, I spent the summer working as an […]

Protecting America’s Treasures: Black History in the Vault

Today’s blog post is by Netisha Currie, Archives Specialist in the Textual Processing Division of the National Archives     A small portion of the millions of records at the National Archives are considered to be of such historic or intrinsic value that researchers are restricted from physical access to these materials. These materials are […]

eBook celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

Today’s post comes from Stephanie Greenhut, Education Technology Specialist, in the Education and Public Programs division.   In the midst of the Civil War, on January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. This document, preserved here at the National Archives, formally proclaimed the freedom of all enslaved people held in areas still […]

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