The Vault: Betting on the Bureau: Overview

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, better known as the Freedmen’s Bureau, was established by the War Department in 1865 to provide aid to the formerly enslaved and poor whites across more than 15 states. Learn the history, organization, and more about one of the most important record groups for researching people of African descent within the United States.

Don’t forget the handout attached below.

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