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Archive for December, 2013

Harmon Foundation Collection: Artwork by Black Artists

Today’s blog post was written by Tina L. Ligon, Archivist at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland.   At the National Archives there are several collections affiliated with the federal government that has records relating to the African and African American experience. One such collection is the Harmon Foundation Collection that contains photographs of […]

Civil Rights Revisited: Equal Human Rights over Minority Perceptions

Today’s blog was written by Micah Colston, Archives Technician at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland and a graduate student at the University of Maryland   We are not too surprised when we hear about cases of racial profiling, wrongful arrests and police brutality during the civil rights era. However, rarely heard about are […]

Re-Post: Celebrating the 95th Birthday of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela through NARA Photographs

Today’s blog was written by Tina L. Ligon, Archivist at the National Archives and Michael Arzate, Summer Diversity Intern at the National Archives In honor of the life of Nelson Mandela, the Rediscovery Black History committee would like to re-post this blog from July 18, 2013.   Rest in Peace Madiba. There is perhaps no […]

Free Electronic Records at NARA

Today’s blog was written by William Smith, Information Technology Specialist at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland.   The internet and new technology has lowered the cost of access to electronic records. In the past, researchers would have to pay a fee to obtain just one electronic file in a collection. With the development […]

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