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From Freedom’s Shadow

African Americans & the U.S. Capitol The cruel irony of this nation’s founding and the U.S. Capitol is that both were made possible by the enslavement of African Americans.

We the People Program

Enhancing Civics Teaching & Learning The We the People Constitution Program engages thousands of students with an exploration of how the U.S. Constitution is alive in Washington, DC.

Photo (c) Bruce Guthrie

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We’re excited to launch our ornament of the year on pre-sale. Visit our online gift shop to add a piece of the U.S. Capitol to your Christmas tree today! Learn about the history of Christmas ornaments here.

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