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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: July 12, 2005
Contact: Anne Strong
Telephone: (301) 279-9697

HAI Project Work Featured in Wall Street Journal and Washington Post

Research conducted by History Associates Incorporated on behalf of J.P. Morgan Chase & Company has received a great deal of media attention from some of America’s most well-respected newspapers as well as a host of on-line news outlets.

J.P. Morgan commissioned the research in response to the City of Chicago’s passing of an ordinance requiring companies with which it does business to research and disclose any links to slavery. An increasing number of U.S. cities, including Philadelphia, Los  Angeles, and Detroit, have adopted disclosure regulations similar to Chicago’s, leaving banks hungry for specialized research on slaves used as collateral.

About History Associates
For more than thirty years the historians and archivists at History Associates have demonstrated that history is valuable in the market as well as the marketplace of ideas. They provide professional corporate histories, exhibit content, interpretive planning, historical research, archival services, and collections management services to clients throughout the United States and around the world. History Associates strives to be The Best Company in History®, serving corporate, government, legal, and nonprofit clients from its headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, call (301) 279-9697 or visit www.historyassociates.com.

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