10 January 2014

National Archives (aka NARA) -- Rubenstein Gallery now open

Earlier this month, the David M. Rubenstein Gallery at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) building in DC opened. It is the home of the new Records of Rights permanent exhibit “which showcases the long struggle to secure and exercise individual rights for all Americans.

The centerpiece of “Records of Rights” is the 1297 Magna Carta, which David [M. Rubenstein] purchased five years ago because he believed the one copy of this famous charter in the United States should not leave this country ...

The three major sections of “Records of Rights” highlight the struggles of Americans to define and realize their civil rights through the stories of African Americans, women, and immigrants. Through documents, photographs, drawings, and films from National Archives holdings, we explore how our forerunners sought to fulfill the promise of freedom set out in our founding documents.”

Next time you are in DC at NARA, consider visiting this exhibit.

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