Today’s post was written by Netisha Currie, Archives Specialist at the National Archives in College Park. This weekend the 87th annual Academy Awards will air, and many of the Best Picture nominees’ subjects are culled from historical events or people. Selma (directed by Ava DuVernay) is a dramatization of the events that happened around the Selma to Montgomery […]
Posted by Netisha on February 19, 2015, under Civil Rights, Record of the Week, RG 65 Records of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Today’s post was written by Dr. Greg Bradsher and Dr. Sylvia Naylor, archivists at the National Archives in College Park. In April 1945 the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion received orders to move to the West Coast for a special assignment. Members of this all African American unit hoped to finally see combat during World War II in the […]
Posted by Netisha on February 10, 2015, under RG 111 Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, World War II.
This February, the Rediscovering Black History blog is kicking off a new feature – the Record of the Week. Every Thursday during Black History Month there will be a post highlighting one of the records from the National Archives’ vast holdings. The Inspection Roll of Negroes (NAID 5890797), more commonly referred to as the Book […]
Posted by Netisha on February 5, 2015, under Emancipation, Freedmen, Record of the Week, RG 11 General Records of the United States.
Today’s blog was written by David Langbart, Archivist at the National Archives in College Park. At the outbreak of World War I, William H. Hunt was serving as the U.S. Consul in St. Etienne, France. In addition to his official duties, Hunt was also a true American pioneer. In 1914, he was one of the very […]
Posted by Netisha on January 13, 2015, under RG 146 Records of the U.S. Civil Service Commission, RG 59 General Records of the Department of State.
Written by Netisha Currie and Tina Ligon, National Archives at College Park “My greatest work comes in the community” ~ Marion Barry Today is the annual Turkey Giveaway – a local tradition of Southeast Washington, DC in which former mayor Marion Barry would give out turkeys and vegetables to less fortunate residents so that they […]
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