Archive for 'African American Women'
This post was submitted by Ray Bottorff, Archivist at the National Archives at College Park. Ray is also a comic books enthusiast, so we present this record of the week in celebration of Awesome Con, happening this weekend in Washington, DC. From the series General Records, 1942–July 1943 (NAID 12126610) in RG 44 George J. […]
Posted by Ligon on May 28, 2015, under African American Women, Education, Record of the Week, RG 44 Office of Government Reports, World War II.
Today’s blog was written by Dr. Tina L. Ligon, Archivist at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland Most of the records that are held at the National Archives related to women in the US Navy, primarily focused on their involvement as WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). The few selected series contains photographs, […]
Posted by Ligon on March 10, 2015, under 1798-1947, African American Women, Photographs, RG 428 General Records of the Department of the Navy, World War II.
Today’s blog was written by Dr. Tina L. Ligon, Archivist at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland The movie Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay and released in January 2015, brought to life the struggle for voting rights in America. This Academy Award nominated film, which starred David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Lorraine Toussaint, […]
Posted by Ligon on February 24, 2015, under African American Women, Civil Rights, Motion Pictures, Photographs, RG 65 Records of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
This post is dedicated to the memory of Maya Angelou – born April 4, 1928. Maya Angelou was a revered American author, poet, activist, holder of many other occupations, and icon. The impact and power of her words were immediately felt with the publication of her first autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), […]
Posted by Netisha on June 4, 2014, under African American Women, Photographs, RG 306 Records of the US Information Agency, RG 48 Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Interior.
Today’s blog is written by Alexis Hill, Assistant Registrar in the Exhibits Division at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland. When Marian Anderson, the renowned African-American contralto singer, performed on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial 75 years ago, she had no idea that her performance would become a pivotal moment in civil rights […]
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