Archive for 'Emancipation'
This February, the Rediscovering Black History blog is kicking off a new feature – the Record of the Week. Every Thursday during Black History Month there will be a post highlighting one of the records from the National Archives’ vast holdings. The Inspection Roll of Negroes (NAID 5890797), more commonly referred to as the Book […]
Posted by Netisha on February 5, 2015, under Emancipation, Freedmen, Record of the Week, RG 11 General Records of the United States.
Today’s blog post is by Netisha Currie, Archives Specialist in the Textual Processing Division of the National Archives A small portion of the millions of records at the National Archives are considered to be of such historic or intrinsic value that researchers are restricted from physical access to these materials. These materials are […]
Posted by lopez on February 13, 2013, under Emancipation, RG 56 General Records of the Department of the Treasury, RG 60 General Records of the Department of Justice.
Today’s post comes from Stephanie Greenhut, Education Technology Specialist, in the Education and Public Programs division. In the midst of the Civil War, on January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. This document, preserved here at the National Archives, formally proclaimed the freedom of all enslaved people held in areas still […]
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