Today's post comes from Mattea Sanders, an intern in the National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications. Every year, we celebrate Independence Day on the steps of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. It’s a fun, free event for the whole family! This year, Steve Scully of C-SPAN is our Master of Ceremonies. The Archivist … Continue reading Celebrate the Fourth of July at the National Archives!
Today’s post comes from David Steinbach, intern in the National Archives History Office. On July 2, 1964, with Martin Luther King, Jr., directly behind him, President Lyndon Johnson scrawled his signature on a document years in the making—the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark legislation. The first … Continue reading Now On Display: The Civil Rights Act of 1964