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)
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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)
Voices of Emancipation - Union Pension Files giving Voice to Former Slaves, Donald R. Shaffer and Elizabeth Regosin (2005)
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
What are people asking about African American records on History Hub?
- Seeking Jan 1895 AG Olney to Maryland DA Marbury in Record Group 60
- Why did many African Americans leave Georgia in the 1930s through 1940s?
- Looking for film or audio recordings from the so-called "Chitlin Circuit"
- Seeking records on service of Buffalo Soldiers in Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks
- Looking for information for Jervey McCants 1930-1960