African American Heritage
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)
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Blogs & Articles
National Archives Blogs
Rediscovering Black History - exploring records relating to Black History at the Archives
Education Updates - African American history blogs
Forward with Roosevelt - Eleanor Roosevelt's Battle to End Lynching
Hoover Heads - Desegregating the Commerce Department
JFK Library Archives - Black History blogs
NARAtions - African Americans blogs
Pieces of History - Black History blogs
Text Message - Black History blogs
Unwritten Record - African American history blogs
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka - A Landmark Case Unresolved Fifty Years Later, Jean Van Delinder (2004)
Prologue Special Issue on African American History (1997)
The Revolutionary Summer of 1862 - How Congress Abolished Slavery and Created a Modern America, Paul Finkelman (2018)
Slavery and Emancipation in the Nation's Capital - Using Federal Records to Explore the Lives of African American Ancestors, Damani Davis (2010)
Testing the 15th Amendment - Milton Claiborne Nicholas and the Legacy of the First Black Voters, Heather Glasby (2016)
Voices of Emancipation - Union Pension Files giving Voice to Former Slaves, Donald R. Shaffer and Elizabeth Regosin (2005)
Public Programs & Online Exhibits
Desegregation at Little Rock Central High School
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...
What are people asking about African American records on History Hub?
- How can i find out if my ancestors were freeslaves or chattel slaves
- Confederate Slave Rolls
- Is there a list of African American Navy personnel assigned to Sanford, FL in 1944-1946?
- Can I find records of slaves
- Lists of WWII African American support units?