Archive for '- Civil Rights'
Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to launch our new “History Crush” series. Staff from across the National Archives will share which historic person in our holdings makes their heart beat a little faster! Our inaugural guest post comes from Natalie Rocchio, who is an archives specialist at the Center for Legislative Archives in the National Archives. Since [...]
Posted by Hilary on February 14, 2012, under - Civil Rights, - Civil War, History Crush.
Tags: African Americans, Andrew Butler, Center for Legislative Archives, Charles Sumner, Crime Against Kansas, Free Soil party, Harvard Law School, Natalie Rocchio, Preston Brooks, Sumner Civil Rights bill, Ulysses S. Grant, Valentine's Day
The dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr., memorial will take place this Sunday, October 16. One of the women in attendence will be Edith Lee-Payne. You might recognize her. A photographer snapped a photo of Edith, then a 12-year-old girl with her mother, holding a banner at the March on Washington. But although the photograph was taken in [...]
This Sunday is the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. To commemorate the event, the National Archives is displaying a program from the march in the East Rotunda Gallery and screening The March on August 27 and 28. But if you are not in Washington, DC, you can still watch the entire film on our YouTube [...]
Posted by Hilary on August 26, 2011, under - Civil Rights, - Cold War, - The 1960s, News and Events, Rare Videos.
Tags: Congress, Eisenhower, James Blue, March on Washington, Oscar, Smith-Mundt Act, The March, United States Information Agency, USIA
This coming Sunday is the dedication of the new Martin Luther King, Jr., National Memorial on the National Mall. It’s also the 48th anniversary of the March on Washington, when King gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech to the assembled thousands. As I looked at the program from the day and then at some [...]
Posted by Hilary on August 22, 2011, under - Civil Rights, - World War II.
Tags: "I Have a Dream", 1963, A. Philip Randolph, August 28, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, March on Washington, Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, Mary McLeod Bethune, Medal of Freedom, National Mall, President Johnson, Pullman Company, segregation, Thurgood Marshall, W.E.B. DuBois
Today’s guest post comes from David Coleman, associate professor at the University of Virginia and Chair of the Presidential Recordings Program at the Miller Center of Public Affairs. On April 28, W.W. Norton will publish volumes 7 and 8 in the Miller Center’s Presidential Recordings of Lyndon B. Johnson series. (The original tapes are in [...]
Posted by Hilary on April 26, 2011, under - Civil Rights, - Cold War, - Presidents, - Spies and Espionage, - The 1960s.
Tags: David Coleman, debt ceiling, JFK, LBJ, Miller Center, President Johnson, secret tapes, White House