The Archives for Racial and Cultural Healing
The Archives for Racial and Cultural Healing “The ARCH™” seeks to properly acknowledge, memorialize, and be a catalyst to end the false belief In a hierarchy of human value based on race, embracing our common humanity and permanently eliminating persistent racial inequities. The ARCH™ consists of qualitative and quantitative data and documentation developed, acquired, commissioned and accumulated on Black life, history, art, music, culture, and American history. The ARCH™ provides residencies, scholarships and training for and by leading Black cultural workers, entrepreneurs, scholars, and artists. The ARCH™ seeks to mitigate past harms and prevent future harms as we transform to a healthier and inclusive society free of a false belief in a racial hierarchy. The ARCH™ will be a publicly and digitally accessible library, database and tool, providing additional access through an open data portal linking elementary and secondary schools, libraries, HBCUs, colleges, universities and appropriate non-profit entities.
The ARCH also provides Library and Lending library services to consumers.