Focused on the stories of African Americans and people of color, as found in the records of the National Archives.


On October 6, the National Archives Foundation launched its Fund for Rights & Justice which will help provide resources for research, public programs, exhibitions and educational materials focused on the stories of African Americans and people of color, as found in the records of the National Archives.

The National Archives is full of records that attempt to tell the story of race in America. At our fundraiser to launch the fund, we highlighted some of the more unique and important documents.

Featured Records


Records of Rights

In this permanent exhibition in the David M. Rubenstein Gallery at National Archives in Washington, D.C., Records of Rights explores how generations of Americans sought to fulfill the promise of the founding documents.


Amending America

In 2016, in celebration of the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights, the National Archives hosted a series of national conversations across the country to explore the continuing and often complicated issues of rights of our modern era.


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On October 6, hosted History Speaks: Race and Reform in America to launch this fund. The event was supported by the generosity of its Presenting Sponsors: 

The Boeing Company, Maris and Peter Cuneo, John and Christie Johnson, NCTA - The Internet & Television Association, and Jacqueline B. Mars 

Additional sponsor support is provided by: 

Governor James J. Blanchard and Janet Blanchard, DLA Piper LLC (US), Marilynn Wood Hill and John A. Hill, Mary C. Moynihan, Lucinda Robb, Deborah Ratner Salzberg and Michael Salzberg, Rodney E. Slater and Cassandra Wilkins, Tom and Carol Wheeler, Ambassador Fay Hartog-Levin, Ken Burns, David S. Ferriero, Laura D. Gates, Fruzsina M. Harsanyi, Al Kamen, Cameron F. Kerry, Maarja Krusten, William Minor and Christine Enemark, and Ross O. Swimmer



Learn more about the event that launched the Fund, History Speaks: Race and Reform in America.