The following is an announcement from the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration:
The National Archives marks the completion of the first phase of a five-year effort to preserve and make available the records of the Freedmen’s Bureau with two panel discussions on Friday, Jan. 13, and a special document display as part of a series of programs highlighting "The Road to Freedom."
Original Freedmen’s Bureau documents will be on display Jan. 17 through Feb. 16 in the East Rotunda Gallery of the National Archives Building. These records document the Bureau’s efforts to assist African Americans as they made the transition from slavery to freedom. Exhibit Hall hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.
The programs are free and open to the public. The National Archives Building in Washington, D.C., is located on the National Mall at Constitution Ave. and 7th Street, N.W., and is fully accessible. Reservations for programs can be made by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (202-357-5000).
from Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter
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