Category Archives: Emancipation

Record of the Week: The Book of Negroes

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 … Continue reading

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Protecting America’s Treasures: Black History in the Vault

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 … Continue reading

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eBook celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

Today‚Äôs 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 … Continue reading

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