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Archive for 'RG 48 Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Interior'

10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Today’s Record of the Week was contributed by Dr. Tina Ligon, Archivist at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland     Hurricane Katrina formed on August 23, 2005, over the Bahamas in the Caribbean. It was the 11th tropical depression and the 5th named hurricane of the season. Within five days of formation, this […]

Dr. Maya Angelou’s Legacy through the National Archives

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), […]

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 […]

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