African American Heritage

African American History

The Archives holds a wealth of material documenting the Black experience. This page highlights these resources online, in programs, and through traditional and social media. 

Header images: Background: Leaders at the Head of the March on Washington (NAID 542002); L to R: Young Woman Soliciting Funds for a Chicago Organization (NAID 556134); Participant of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study (NAID 956131); Attendee of the March on Washington (NAID 542029); Student of the Westinghouse Vocational School (NAID 556143)

Subject Portals

Featured Records

Blogs & Articles

Public Programs & Online Exhibits









Selected Public Programs

Overview of What's in the 1950 Census | View the full 1950 Census Genealogy Series

A Conversation with Stacey Abrams, Dec 3, 2019

Revolutionary Movements Then and Now: Black Power and Black Lives Matter, Oct 19, 2016

On Juneteenth, Annette Gordon-Reed, Jun 2, 2021

Louis Martin: The Godfather of Black Politics, Feb 23, 2021

African American Life in Washington, DC Before Emancipation, Apr 13, 2016

The Role of the Federal Government in Black Education, Dec 2, 2015


View more recorded programs relating to the Black experience...