The “Black Lives in the Founding Era” project restores to view the lives and works of a wide array of African Americans in the period 1760 to 1800. Drawing on our archive of historic documents and our network of scholars and master teachers, the Institute will be producing digital and print materials and offering a variety of programs throughout this year and beyond. These resources and programs will enable twenty-first-century students to understand the centrality and importance of African Americans in the history of the Founding Era.