Archives for Black Lives in Philadelphia Statement on Police Violence

As racial terror against Black Americans continues, many cultural heritage associations and organizations have chosen to remain silent thus far. This is inexcusable, dangerous, and implies complicity on the part of those organizations. Archivists have a responsibility to combat racist practices in our profession and at large, particularly given the overwhelming whiteness of our profession. We therefore call on all cultural heritage organizations to publicly stand with the Black Lives Matter movement, to denounce police violence against Black people. We stand in solidarity with the statements released by the Society of American Archivists and others who have spoken out. 
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