Lincoln Memorial Link Roundup

All this month, the National Park Service is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the completion and dedication of the Lincoln Memorial. Here at the National Archives, we hold literally thousands of records related to the iconic landmark, including several thousand that are digitized and available in the online Catalog.¬† Photograph of the Abraham Lincoln Statue … Continue reading Lincoln Memorial Link Roundup

This Week in Universal News: President Truman Addresses the NAACP, 1947

This week, we're featuring a speech President Harry S. Truman made¬†June 28, 1947, at the closing of the annual conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Truman called for the government to protect not just civil liberties, but civil rights. The "recent events" … Continue reading This Week in Universal News: President Truman Addresses the NAACP, 1947