How do you choose 300 hundred documents from the hundreds of thousands of records held at the National Archives? That’s the challenge that curators faced when they were planning for the 17-foot-interactive table in the new Rubenstein Gallery.
“It basically spans our entire history, as well as all the different types of civil rights,” said Alice Kamps said. “We wanted the table to be a place where people could learn about the struggles and rights beyond what is displayed in the exhibit.”
Kamps said the table enhances the exhibit by providing a place where visitors can come together and explore the issue of civil rights based on their own personal interests. “I hope they see that these struggles have affected all of us,” she said. Visitors can also experience the exhibit online at http://recordsofrights.org/.
Read more about the development of the interactive table: http://go.usa.gov/Zba4