Category Archives: Emancipation & Reconstruction

Frederick Douglass – Statesman, Abolitionist, Champion of the People

Today’s post was written by Tiffany Walker, Archivist in the Textual Processing Division at the National Archives at College Park Frederick Douglass was a social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a … Continue reading

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Freedmen’s Bureau Transportation Records: Letters of “Sold” Former Slaves Seeking to Rejoin Loved Ones

Today’s blog was written by Mr. Damani Davis, Reference Archivist at the National Archives in Washington, D. C. This blog was a part of a presentation titled “The Freedmen’s Bureau and the Freedman’s Bank: Reconstruction Records at the National Archives,” … Continue reading

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Repost ~ ROTW: The Book of Negroes

Submitted by Ms. Netisha Currie, Archives Specialist at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland This record of the week was a part of a presentation titled “Slavery, Freedmen, and Employment in Government Records,”  given at the Association for the … Continue reading

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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’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 … Continue reading

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