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“I’m a Blues Man, but I’m a Good Man”: B. B. King and the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Today’s tribute was written by Dr. Tina Ligon, Archivist at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland “The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.” ~ B. B. King   B. B. King, blues legend and one of the greatest guitarists in music history, transitioned last week. With hits such […]

Soul City, North Carolina!

Written by Dr. Tina L. Ligon, Archivist at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland   As a part of the Great Society, President Lyndon B. Johnson created the model cities program in 1966. This program provided federal funding to community leaders in urban areas with the intent on developing affordable housing, establishing alternative forms […]

NARA at ASALH

written by Dr. Tina L. Ligon, Archivist at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland   For many years, employees at the National Archives have participated in the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) annual conferences. They’ve shared information on records relating to the black experience that can be found […]

After the Civil Rights Act, Now What?

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 […]

The Road to the Civil Rights Act of 1964

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 […]

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