African American History
The National Archives remembers the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to the nation's civil rights. The Archives holds a wealth of material documenting the African American experience, and highlights these resources online, in programs, and through traditional and social media.
Resources for African American History
Prologue: Quarterly of the National Archives
“Records of Rights” explores
"Amending America" highlights how we have amended the Constitution
Kennedy Library: The Struggle for Civil Rights
Truman Library: Truman and Civil Rights
Google Cultural Institute (GCI) Resources
The Modern Civil Rights Movement (National Archives at Chicago)
African Americans and the Military
From the Center for Legislative Archives
William J. Clinton Library
George W. Bush Library
George H.W. Bush Library
Ronald Reagan Library
Lyndon B. Johnson Library
John F. Kennedy Library
Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
Harry S. Truman Library
Franklin D. Roosevelt Library
Herbert Hoover Library
Hyde Park, NY
Thursday, February 2, at 7 p.m., FDR Presidential Library’s Henry Wallace Center. "American Paradox: Enslavement on the Hudson - An Illustrated Lecture"
Kansas City, MO
Thursday, February 23 at 6 p.m., National Archives at Kansas City. Birth of a Movement documentary film screening and discussion, held in partnership with Kansas City Public Television.
Monday, February 27, at 6 p.m., National Archives at Kansas City. New Directions in the Study of the Underground Railroad, a moderated conversation held in partnership with Park University.
Little Rock, AR
Sunday, February 26, at 2 p.m., Clinton Presidential Library and Clinton Foundation. Students from Parkview Arts & Science Magnet High School will perform an original musical drama exploring pivotal moments of the Civil Rights movement.
Wednesday, February 8, at noon, National Archives Building. Author lecture: The Blood of Emmett Till
Wednesday, February 15, 10–11 a.m., National Archives Building. Story Time in the ReSource Room for Pre-Schoolers and Adults. February's theme is The Civil Rights Movement
Tuesday, February 28, at 7 p.m., National Archives Building. Panel discussion: Harriet Tubman, A Woman of Courage and Vision