Record of the Week: Bayard Rustin, Civil Rights and Gay Rights Activist

In Celebration of LGBT Pride Month The post was written by Dr. Tina Ligon, Archivist at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland Bayard Rustin was a believer in non-violence, a socialist, a civil rights organizer, and an openly gay black man. He was born on March 17, 1912 in West Chester, Pennsylvania and raised … Continue reading Record of the Week: Bayard Rustin, Civil Rights and Gay Rights Activist

“I’m a Blues Man, but I’m a Good Man”: B. B. King and the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Today's tribute was written by Dr. Tina Ligon, Archivist at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland “The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.” ~ B. B. King   B. B. King, blues legend and one of the greatest guitarists in music history, transitioned last week. With hits such … Continue reading “I’m a Blues Man, but I’m a Good Man”: B. B. King and the Presidential Medal of Freedom