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The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church: A Turning Point in Civil Rights History

Today’s blog is written by Dr. Christina Violeta Jones, Textual Reference Archivist, who specializes in DOJ, FBI, and other law enforcement federal agencies records Less than one month after the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in August 1963, four young girls, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley, and Addie Mae Collins, were […]

Re-Introducing RG 60 Class 144 (Civil Rights) Litigation Case Files

 Today’s blog is written by Tina L. Ligon, Archivist at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland In April 2013, the processing for Class 144 (Civil Rights) Litigation Case Files (National Archives Identifier 603432) series [RG 60 General Records of the Department of Justice] began. Litigation case files were created or accumulated by the various […]

Let Freedom Ring!!! Honoring the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

This Week’s Special Blog Post is written by Tina L. Ligon, Textual Processing Archivist, who is currently processing DOJ Litigation Case Files and Christina Violeta Jones, Textual Reference Archivist, who specializes in DOJ, FBI, and other law enforcement federal agencies records   Known as one of the largest political rallies for human rights in the […]

When the Government Can’t Help

 Today’s blog is written by Netisha Currie, Archives Specialist in the Research Services Division, Textual Records at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland   There are many episodes of disappointment in American history when disparate groups of citizens seek out the interference of help from the Federal Government and are turned away because there is no way […]

Examining the other side of Black History with James Earl Ray

Michael Arzate is the Summer Diversity Intern in the Research Services Division, Textual Records at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland. He is currently a History undergraduate major at the University of California, Berkeley. First, let me introduce myself. I’m an undergraduate student spending my summer as an intern at the National Archives. Why? I […]

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