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When the fighting began at Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945, the African American men of 8th Marine Ammunition Company and the 33d, 34th, and 36th Marine Depot Companies were ashore under heavy fire on the beach as they unloaded and readied ammunition. #BHM  #IwoJima75 

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During #WW2 , photographer Dorothea Lange documented the experiences of Japanese Americans who were forced into internment camps. #DayOfRemembrance 

You can also read more about their experiences as recorded in the newspapers that the internees produced. Church papers, newspapers, and school papers can be found in the Records of the War Relocation Authority (Record Group 210) #DayOfRemembrance  #EO9066 

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The Next CUI Program Update to Stakeholders is scheduled for May, 17 (1pm-3pm Eastern). Call-in information to follow. Please submit questions that you would like addressed during the next session to cu @nara .gov. Details: #opengov  #archives 

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PFCs Willie J. Kanady, Eugene F. Hill, and Joe Alexander of the 34th Depot Company rest during a lull in the action. African-American companies that fought at #IwoJima75  were among support units of V Amphibious Corps awarded the Navy unit citation. #BHM 

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Did someone in your family serve in the Marines in the Pacific Theater during #WW2  ? You can request a copy of their service record here: #veterans  #IwoJima75  #BHM 

We’re in the great state of Texas today on our #ArchivesRoadTrip ! How many records can you tag and transcribe at the George W. Bush Presidential Library? #citizenarchivists  #archives  @GWBLibrary 

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We made a mistake. As the National Archives of the United States, we are and have always been completely committed to preserving our archival holdings, without alteration.

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We have removed the current display and will replace it as soon as possible with one that uses the unaltered image. We apologize, and will immediately start a thorough review of our exhibit policies and procedures so that this does not happen again.

This photo is not an archival record held by the @USNatArchives  , but one we licensed to use as a promotional graphic. Nonetheless, we were wrong to alter the image.

Happy #ConstitutionDay ! The original founding document is on permanent display at the Museum at @USNatArchives . What does the #Constitution  say? Read a transcription on our website:

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In an elevator lobby promotional display for our current exhibit on the 19th Amendment, we obscured some words on protest signs in a photo of the 2017 Women’s March.

BURR: Goes and proposes his own form of government! COMPANY: What? BURR: His own plan for a new form of government! COMPANY: What? BURR: Talks for six hours! The convention is listless! Happy#ConstitutionDay ! See what docs inspired these lyrics #Hamilton 

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19,045 documents subject to the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 have been posted on website. Released documents are available for download:

Forty-five years ago today, was released by the North Vietnamese. He was held as a POW for over five years. #RememberingVietnam  #OTD 

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