Today’s blog is written by Dr. Trichita M. Chestnut, Deputy Director Production Division of Data Processing at the National Declassification Center (NWD) at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland “…the black men who were killed at Fort Pillow…and elsewhere, fighting as gallantly and as bravely as any men under the flag, be […]
Posted by Ligon on April 8, 2014, under American Civil War, RG 56 General Records of the Department of the Treasury, USCT.
Providing a New Deal for Young Black Women: Mary McLeod Bethune and the Negro Affairs Division of the NYA
Today’s blog is written by Dr. Jametta Davis, Appraisal Archivist at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland. The Great Depression was one of the most devastating economic periods of the twentieth century. Between 1929 and the early 1940s, countless American citizens experienced high unemployment rates, increased poverty, and great uncertainty. For black girls and […]
Posted by Ligon on March 25, 2014, under African American Women, Photographs, RG 119 Records of the National Youth Administration (NYA).
Today’s blog is written by Dr. Tina L. Ligon, Archivist at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland Black women have a long history of work in the United States. They have toiled in hot fields, cared for other people’s children, cleaned homes, worked in factories, taught in poorly funded schools, and held numerous professional […]
Today’s blog is written by Alexis Hill, Assistant Registrar in the Exhibits Division at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland. February 12, 2014 marked the 105th anniversary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Founded in 1909, by a diverse group of people, which included educator W. E. B. […]
Posted by Ligon on February 18, 2014, under Civil Rights, Lynching, RG 60 General Records of the Department of Justice.
Today’s blog is written by Kevin L. Bradley, Archives Technician in the Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Division at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland African-American art has been a vital part of the American experience from the time of slavery in America to the present. Black artists and their artwork have been documented […]
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