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November 26, 2013

December 10 Press Preview of National Archives "Records of Rights" Permanent Exhibition
In New David M. Rubenstein Gallery

WHAT:

A special press preview to launch "Records of Rights," the new National Archives permanent exhibition in the David M. Rubenstein Gallery. RSVPs are requested, please email public.affairs@nara.gov.

"Records of Rights" uses original documents, photographs, facsimiles, videos, and interactive exhibits to explore how Americans have worked to realize the ideals of freedom enshrined in our nation’s founding documents, and how they debated issues such as citizenship, free speech, voting rights, and equal opportunity. Exploring many stories—and showcasing the drive for civil rights for African Americans, women, and immigrants—the new exhibition chronicles the past and current generations whose efforts to secure equality under the law have shaped the country we live in today.

In the center of the Rubenstein Gallery will be a 17-foot-long computer touch-screen interactive table showcasing more than 300 National Archives documents about workplace rights, First Amendment rights, equal rights, Native American rights, and more. The interactive table allows visitors, individually or in groups, to explore issues and share documents in a dynamic, motion-activated display. Through a complementary website, public.affairs@nara.gov (set to launch on December 4, 2013), the public can also access the database from their home computers and experience the exhibition beyond the gallery walls.

WHO:

David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States

David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of The Carlyle Group

A’Lelia Bundles, President of the Foundation for the National Archives

WHEN:

Tuesday, December 10, 2013, Breakfast: 9:30 a.m. Remarks program: 10 a.m.

WHERE:

David M. Rubenstein Gallery, National Archives Building, Washington, DC

Note: Please use the Special Events Entrance at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW

Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter Station

Please Note: No Artificial Light May Be Used in the Exhibition.

"Records of Rights" is free and open to the public, and will be on permanent display in the David M. Rubenstein Gallery of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. The National Archives is located on the National Mall on Constitution Avenue at 9th Street, NW. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., daily.

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For more information on or to obtain images of items included in the exhibition, call the National Archives Public Affairs staff at 202-357-5300.

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