Archive for 'Civil Rights'
Today’s blog was written by Dr. Tina L. Ligon, Archivist at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland The passage of the Civil Rights in 1964 gave African Americans hope for equality in America. The act allowed for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to initiate lawsuits on behalf of individuals who were discriminated against on […]
Posted by Ligon on July 29, 2014, under Civil Rights, Civil Rights Act of 1964, RG 60 General Records of the Department of Justice.
Today’s blog is written by Dr. Tina L. Ligon, Archivist and Damon Turner, doctoral student at Morgan State University and summer intern at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland. At the conclusion of World War II, African Americans began an aggressive campaign to achieve equal rights in America. Organizations such as the National […]
Posted by Ligon on July 1, 2014, under Civil Rights, RG 11 General Records of the United States.
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.
Today’s blog is written by Dr. Christina Violeta Jones, Textual Reference Archivist at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland 1969 was a remarkable year. Richard Nixon became the 37th President, Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin were the first two men to land on the moon, and Woodstock the music festival took place. Also […]
Posted by Netisha on February 25, 2014, under Civil Rights, RG 267 Records of the Supreme Court of the United States.
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. […]
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