Handel Architects shows its support at 2019 Tenement Museum Gala

Handel Architects is proud to support the Tenement Museum's efforts.

In 1948, President Truman addressed a nation grappling with its identity, in a Special Message to the Congress on Civil Rights:

"This Nation was founded by men and women who sought these shores that they might enjoy greater freedom and greater opportunity than they had known before. The founders of the United States proclaimed to the world the American belief that all men are created equal, and that governments are instituted to secure the inalienable rights with which all men are endowed. In the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States, they eloquently expressed the aspirations of all mankind for equality and freedom.

These ideals inspired the peoples of other lands, and their practical fulfillment made the United States the hope of the oppressed everywhere. Throughout our history men and women of all colors and creeds, of all races and religions, have come to this country to escape tyranny and discrimination. Millions strong, they have helped build this democratic Nation and have constantly reinforced our devotion to the great ideals of liberty and equality. With those who preceded them, they have helped to fashion and strengthen our American faith."

This is truly our American story. By telling it, The Tenement Museum sheds light on the contemporary debate surrounding immigration, and reveals what makes America truly great.

Learn more about the Museum here.

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