Press Release
April 16, 2014

National Archives Marks Jewish American Heritage Month May 14

A Nation of Immigrants: How They Have Shaped America

Washington, DC…On Wednesday, May 14, at 7 p.m., the National Archives hosts a special program to celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month: A Nation of Immigrants: How They Have Shaped America.

At a time of controversy about U.S. immigration policy, three award-winning authors will discuss how millions of immigrants helped shape America in the late 19th and the 20th century. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and historian Nick Kotz, author of the newly published The Harness Maker's Dream: Nathan Kallison and the Rise of South Texas (TCU Press), will moderate a panel featuring Steve V. Roberts, New York Times bestselling author of From Every End of the Earth: 13 Families and the New Lives They Made in America, and Sanford J. Ungar, President of Goucher College and author of Fresh Blood: The New American Immigrants. A reception and book signing will follow the program. This program is presented in partnership with the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington. To contact panel moderator Nick Kotz, please go to

This special event will be webcast live on the National Archives UStream channel. The public event is free and no advance registration is required. It will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.

The National Archives Building in Washington, DC, is Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial station. To verify the date and times of the program, call the National Archives Public Programs Line at: 202-357-5000, or view the Calendar of Events online.

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For press information contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at 202-357-5300.

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