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In Honor of Black History Month, Cultural Institutions Are Sharing Archival Treasures

The best of the U.S. National Archive’s #ArchivesBlackHistory

The Museum at FIT tweeted about its "Black Fashion Designers" exhibition drawn from its permanent collection. (Screenshot from the Museum at FIT's Black Fashion Designers Exhibition Trailer)

On the first Friday of every month, the National Archives hosts an “Archives Hashtag Party” on social media, inviting museums, galleries, archives and other institutions to share items from their collections that are relevant to a specific theme. For Black History Month, the National Archives teamed up with Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture to put out a call for relics pertaining to African American history. Many cultural institutions responded using the hashtag , which lit up social media with all sorts archival treasures. Check out some of our favorites below:  

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