Celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Black History Month

President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”

The National Archives holds a wealth of material documenting the African American experience and highlights these resources online.

Explore those records documenting African American History through the African American Research page and within the National Archives Catalog.


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