Today’s Tribute was written by Dr. Tina Ligon, Archivist at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland “I do think that some of us began to realize that this was going to be a long struggle that was going to go on for decades, and you’d have to knuckle down. A lot of people […]
Posted by Ligon on August 17, 2015, under Civil Rights, RG 21 Records of the District Courts of the United States, RG 412 Records of the Environmental Protection Agency, Tribute.
Today’s blog was written by Dr. Tina L. Ligon, Archivist at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland During the World War II years, thousands of southern African Americans relocated to the West Coast in search of employment in the defense industries and to escape the Jim Crow South. Many of the migrants made […]
Posted by Ligon on August 11, 2015, under Anniversary, Black Power, Civil Rights Act of 1964, RG 60 General Records of the Department of Justice, Voting Rights Act of 1965.
This record of the week was contributed by Dr. Tina L. Ligon, Archivist at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland On August 6, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Voting Rights Act. This act helped disenfranchised African Americans to register to vote and gave the federal government power to […]
Posted by Ligon on August 6, 2015, under Anniversary, Civil Rights, Record of the Week, Voting Rights Act of 1965.
This record of the week was written by Dr. Tina L. Ligon, Archivist and Kevin Bradley, Archives Technician at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland In 1941, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) wrote a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt demanding that African Americans be used in roles […]
Posted by Ligon on July 23, 2015, under Record of the Week, RG 24 Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel, World War II.
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 […]
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