The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.
Initiated by The King Center in Atlanta, the King Papers Project is one of only a few large-scale research ventures focusing on an African American. In 1985 the King Center's founder and president Coretta Scott King invited Stanford University historian Clayborne Carson to become the Project's director. As a result of Dr. Carson's selection, the Project became a cooperative venture of Stanford University, the King Center, and the King Estate. It is now a component of Stanford's King Research and Education Institute.
Items available online have been grouped together into collections, which give the items meaning in a broader context. The following list and groupings are a sampling of the material related to African American history available from the Library of the Congress and other partner agencies.
Please note: This list represents only a selection of the digital and physical holdings of the participating agencies.