National Conversations on Rights and Justice
In 2016, in celebration of the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights, the National Archives hosted a series of conversations across the country to explore the continuing and often complicated issues of rights of our modern era. Building on the National Archives’ extensive holdings and hosted in a partner institution, this series of conversations covered a range of contemporary issues, encompassing human rights and civil rights and addressing the tension between individual rights and collective responsibilities.
Our Past Conversations:
- May 20-21, 2016: Civil Rights and Individual Freedom at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta, Georgia (Watch Day 1) (Watch Day 2)
- July 15-16, 2016: LGBTQ Human and Civil Rights at the Chicago History Museum and Center on Halsted in Chicago, Illinois
- October 21, 2016: Women’s Rights and Gender Equality at the National Archives at New York in New York City
- November 19, 2016: Immigration: Barriers & Access at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, California
- March 7, 2017: Educational Access and Equity at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas
- June 21-22, 2017: Building a More Perfect Union at the National Archives in Washington, DC (Watch Day 1) (Watch Day 2)
The “National Conversation on Rights and Justice” is presented in part by AT&T, Ford Foundation, Seedlings Foundation, and the National Archives Foundation.