When the Government Can’t Help

Today's blog is written by Netisha Currie, Archives Specialist in the Textual Records Division at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland There are many episodes of disappointment in American history when disparate groups of citizens seek out the interference of help from the Federal Government and are turned away because there is no way … Continue reading When the Government Can’t Help

Ida B. Wells-Barnett Takes Crusade Against Racial Violence to the President

  This blog was written Dr. Trichita M. Chestnut, Management and Program Analyst in the Office of the Chief Operating Officer at College Park, Maryland Ida B. Wells was among many individuals whose letters bombarded the Department of Justice demanding Federal help to fight racial violence. These letters are found among Year Files, 1884 1903 (National … Continue reading Ida B. Wells-Barnett Takes Crusade Against Racial Violence to the President