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July 11, 2018

Every year Amistad hosts summer interns to delve into exciting archival projects at the Center. Our internships are one of the ways in which Amistad gives back to the local community and introduces students to the field of libraries and archives. For summer 2018, we ha...

July 2, 2018

The Fredi Washington papers at the Amistad Research Center highlights the life of the African American actress, dancer, and activist known for her stage and screen rolls from the 1920-1940s. She was born Fredericka Carolyn Washington in Savannah, Georgia on December 23...

July 2, 2018

As New Orleans celebrates its tricentennial in 2018, its residents will have much time to reflect upon the historical timeline of one of the most culturally diverse cities in America. African Americans have existed in and contributed to the city since its earliest days...

May 7, 2018

African-American musicians, singers, and actors have contributed enormously to America’s history. The remarkable achievements of African Americans in the arena of performing arts have strongly shaped the culture of American music, film, and theater. African Americans h...

April 23, 2018

This week in our series on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), we examine the history of Bluefield State College in Bluefield, West Virginia. Bluefield State College was established in 1895 by the West Virginia state legislature as a high school for s...

May 22, 2017

Hylan Lewis was born in Washington D.C. in 1911. He received his B.A. from Virginia Union University (1932) and his M.A. (1936) and Ph.D. (1951) from the University of Chicago. Lewis would become a sociologist and a pioneer in the field of community studies. He began h...

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