The (US) National Archives will celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month on May 14 7:00 pm (EDT) with a panel program: A Nation of Immigrants: How They Have Shaped America. 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.
This event will be webcast live on the National Archives UStream channel (http://www.ustream.tv/usnationalarchives). 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.
To read more about this go to: http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/events/may.html#immigrants
Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee