This collection consists of memoranda, reports, drafts, publications, handwritten notes, correspondence, talking points, and press releases regarding One America in the 21st Century: The President’s Initiative on Race. One America came into existence as the result of Executive Order 13050. The organization consisted of a seven member Race Initiative Advisory Board appointed by the President himself. John Hope Franklin, a distinguished historian and educator, became the chairman of the committee. According to the Executive Order, the board’s primary mission to “counsel [Clinton] on ways to improve the quality” of the relationship between the many and diverse peoples of the United States.