Today’s blog is introduced and compiled by Dr. Tina Ligon, with the assistance of fellow archivists, specialists, and technicians at the National Archives. May 17, 2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision regarding education in America. The Oliver L. Brown et. al. v. Board of Education of Topeka (KS) ruling declared […]
Posted by Ligon on May 6, 2014, under Civil Rights, Education, RG 21 Records of the District Courts of the United States, RG 267 Records of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Family, Farming, and Community: Photographs of African American Life in Putnam County, Georgia in 1941
Today’s Blog is written by Barbara Lewis Burger, a retired National Archives Still Picture Senior Archivist. A significant percentage of African Americans lived in rural communities until the middle of the 20th century. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, by 1900, the black population was slightly more than 8.8 million or 11.6% of the […]
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 […]
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