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2014 National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair

Written by Netisha Currie, Archives Specialist at the National Archives in College Park. Today is the kick off for the second annual National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair. From October 28-30 the Archives will broadcast 17 live lectures from across the … Continue reading

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“WE WORK AGAIN:” African Americans and the Federal Work Programs during the Great Depression

Today’s blog was written by Kevin L. Bradley, Archives Technician in the Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Division at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland   The economic hardship of the Great Depression affected everybody, but it was especially … Continue reading

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In Celebration of 100 Years of the Panama Canal: West Indian Canal Employee Records

Today’s Blog Post was written by Patrice Brown, Archivist (Special Assistant) in the Evaluation and Special Projects Division, National Declassification Center at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland August 15, 2014, marked the 100th Anniversary of the completion of … Continue reading

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Displaying the Civil Rights Act, 1964

Today’s blog is written by Alan Walker, Archivist at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland Only a short time after President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, the National Archives had it on exhibit. It made a big impression … Continue reading

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Dr. Harold T. Pinkett, The First African-American Archivist at the National Archives

Today’s blog is written by Alan Walker, Archivist at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland Harold T. Pinkett, born on April 7, 1914 in Salisbury, Maryland was the first African-American Archivist at the National Archives.  He graduated summa cum … Continue reading

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Federal Records Relating to the Brown v. Board of Education Case

Today’s blog is introduced and compiled by Dr. Tina Ligon, with the assistance of fellow archivists, specialists, and technicians at the National Archives.   May 17, 2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision regarding education in … Continue reading

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Family, Farming, and Community: Photographs of African American Life in Putnam County, Georgia in 1941

Today’s Blog is written by Barbara Lewis Burger, a retired National Archives Still Picture Senior Archivist. A significant percentage of African Americans lived in rural communities until the middle of the 20th century.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, by … Continue reading

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Virginia is for the Lovings

Today’s blog is written by Dr. Christina Violeta Jones, Textual Reference Archivist at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland 1969 was a remarkable year.  Richard Nixon became the 37th President, Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin were the first … Continue reading

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African-American Art: From the Congo to 42nd Street and Beyond

Today’s blog is written by Kevin L. Bradley, Archives Technician in the Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Division at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland African-American art has been a vital part of the American experience from the time … Continue reading

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Descendants of Solomon Northup Walk in His Path

Today’s blog is written by Vera J. Williams, IT Specialist in the BP Project Assistance Division at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland On January 15, 2014, the 85th birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., a family member, Clayton … Continue reading

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