Educating African Americans: A Brief Look into Historically Black Colleges in America

Michael Arzate is the Summer Diversity Intern in the Research Services Division, Textual Records at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland. He is currently a History undergraduate major at the University of California, Berkeley. As the 50th anniversary of the iconic March on Washington is being celebrated, I've come to reflect on major legislation … Continue reading Educating African Americans: A Brief Look into Historically Black Colleges in America

Celebrating the Faithful Colored Mammies of the South

Today's blog post was written by Dr. Lopez D. Matthews, Archives Technician in the Holdings Maintenance Staff at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland The idea for a monument to the “Faithful Mammies of the South” began with Senator Robert Love Taylor of Tennessee in 1907. When first proposed the monument did not receive much support … Continue reading Celebrating the Faithful Colored Mammies of the South