Join the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in a celebration of Black History Month! As one of the primary sources for African American historical documents, the National Archives provides access to tools and other resources that can be used while conducting research. They’re proud to safeguard and make available documents that demonstrate the contributions of Black Americans to the nation’s history and democracy.
Learn more in the following online resources:
- Guide to Black History
- NARA’s African American History subject portals, including Black Power, Migrations, Voting Rights, and World War I
- African American Heritage web page
- African American records community on History Hub
- Records of the Black Experience in DocsTeach
- People in Black History
Visit NARA’s Rediscovering Black History Blog for more records in their holdings relating to the Black American experience, and learn more about Black History Month teaching resources on the Education Updates blog.
Additionally, National Archives News has a special topics page showcasing educational resources, published articles, featured holdings, and public programs related to Black history.