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. 

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Selected Public Programs

Revolutionary Movements Then and Now: Black Power and Black Lives Matter, Oct 19, 2016
Eighth Annual Forum on Women in Leadership: Women in Civil Rights Leadership, Mar 26, 2015


Protecting America's Treasures: Black History in the Vault, Feb 24, 2015


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


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


They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners, Apr 29, 2019


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