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  • Joseph Echols Lowery oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia,

    Joseph Lowery recalls his position as pastor at the Warren Street Church in Mobile, Alabama, in the 1950s. He remembers joining the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the differences in race relations between Mobile and other southern cities, and helping to found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). He reflects on the effectiveness of nonviolence, the libel suit against him, ...

    • Contributor: Lowery, Joseph E. - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Lowery, Joseph (Joseph E.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011

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  • Barbara Taylor Bradford

    • Contributor: Bradford, Barbara Taylor
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • Arise! Arise! Deborah, Ruth & Hannah

    An illustrated lecture by artist and calligrapher, Debra Band, on the publication of her new book "Arise! Arise! Deborah, Ruth and Hannah."

    • Contributor: Pearlstein, Debra
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-11-19
  • The messenger boy's mistake /

    From Edison films catalog: "Cholly" wishes to call on his best girl and send her a large bouquet. To find out if the girl really loves him, he sends a note with the messenger boy requesting her to "wear this" if she does. The boy delivers the note and a package which the young lady opens and finds an old pair of trousers and ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • El Maratón De Poesia Del Teatro de La Luna

    El Maratón De Poesia Del Teatro de La Luna is the only Spanish-language poetry marathon in the country gathering poets together from Latin America. This event is hosted on a yearly basis by the Teatro de la Luna in Arlington, Va., and at the Library of Congress. The poets featured in the 21st marathon included Jorge Miguel Cocom Pech (Mexico), José Eduardo Degrazia (Brazil), ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-06-07
  • Charles Darwin, Geologist

    The Science, Technology and Business Division of the Library of Congress celebrated the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth with a lecture by Sandra Herbert, one of the world's leading authorities on Darwin. She discussed her book "Charles Darwin, Geologist," which explores how geology changed Darwin and how Darwin changed science. In "Charles Darwin, Geologist," Herbert provides a fresh perspective on the life and ...

    • Contributor: Hebert, Sandra
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-02-18
  • C. T. Vivian oral history interview conducted by Taylor Branch in Atlanta, Georgia,

    C. T. Vivian recalls growing up in Macomb, Illinois, working in Peoria, Illinois, and his call to the ministry. He discusses attending the American Baptist Theological Seminary in Nashville, Tennessee, where he met other civil rights activists and participated in demonstrations. He remembers planning the Freedom Rides, his imprisonment at Parchman Prison, the Children's Crusade in Birmingham, Alabama, and working for the Southern Christian ...

    • Contributor: Vivian, C. T. - Branch, Taylor - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011

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  • Literature and Nation-Building in the Writings of 'A'isha Taymur (1840-1902)

    Mervat Hatem, professor of political science at Howard University, presented a talk titled "Literature and Nation-Building in the Writings of 'A'isha Taymur (1840-1902)."

    • Contributor: Hatem, Mervat
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-05-08
  • Cartoon of TR's reception by crowned heads of Europe /

    Animated cartoon of Roosevelt's reception in Europe during his April-June 1910 tour. Sequences of crowned heads of Europe sitting in an open automobile, labeled Europe, located on a pier. TR, carrying a big stick, is in the bow of a ship that approaches the pier as the crowned heads wave. Caricatured are: TR; Victor Emanuel III of Italy; Manuel II of Portugal; Franz Joseph ...

    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Victor Emmanuel III - Manuel II - Franz Joseph I - Alfonso XIII - Nicholas II - Edward VII - William II - Fallières, Armand - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1910
  • Traditional Classical Persian Music

    A concert of traditional classical Persian music by Nader Majd & Farshid Mahjour.

    • Contributor: Majd, Nader
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014-04-16
  • Covering America: A Narrative History of a Nation's Journalism

    Christopher B. Daly discusses the development of journalism in America from the early 1700s to the digital revolution of today. Daly placed the current journalism crisis within a broader historical context, showing how it is only the latest in a series of transitions that have required journalists to devise new ways of plying their trade.

    • Contributor: Daly, Christopher
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-19
  • Jean Reagan: 2015 National Book Festival

    Jean Reagan discusses "How to Surprise a Dad" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Reagan, Jeanne
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015-09-05
  • Conservatives in a Marketplace of Ideas: Think Tanks, Interests, and Expertise in the 1970s

    In the 1970s, the funding and intellectual work of conservative think tanks saw massive increases over the previous decade. Through a case study of the American Enterprise Institute, Jason Stahl examines the interrelationship of these increases with changing conceptions of public policy expertise -- namely, a move from a liberal technocratic ideal to a conservative "marketplace of ideas." Stahl shows how this shift created ...

    • Contributor: Stahl, Jason
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-08-13
  • President McKinley taking the oath /

    "This film records President McKinley taking the oath of office. The first camera position shows the seating arrangements prepared for the spectators and witnesses on the steps of the Capitol. At the time the film was taken, there were many empty seats. The second camera position shows the inaugural party during the swearing-in ceremonies. All that can be seen is the black draped balcony ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Stories from Afghanistan

    Scholar Nancy Gallagher discusses Afghanistan in this lecture. While her past work has focused on the Arab world, she is now concentrating on Afghanistan, especially the place and role of women in Afghanistan's society, which has undergone tremendous change over the past 30 years, during which the country has been constantly at war.

    • Contributor: Gallagher, Nancy
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-05-18
  • International Summit of the Book 3: Day Two, Afternoon

    The Library of Congress hosted the first International Summit of the Book and began what library leaders envision as an annual global meeting of minds to discuss and promote the book as a crucial format for conveying societies' scholarship and culture. The afternoon of Day Two included remarks and presentations by Marie Arana, Nan Talese, Geoffrey Kloske, Karen Lotz, Niko Pfund, Michael Suarez, Karen ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-12-07
  • How to Read a Poem & Fall in Love with Poetry

    Washington Post Fiction Editor Ron Charles conducts an in-depth interview with poet Edward Hirsch.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-23
  • Witter Bynner Fellows Poetry Reading 2011

    Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin chose two seasoned voices in poetry, Forrest Gander and Robert Bringhurst, to receive the 2011 Witter Bynner Fellowships, and introduced the poets at a ceremony at the Library of Congress. Gander and Bringhurst each received a $7,500 fellowship, provided by the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry in conjunction with the Library of Congress. This is the 14th year the fellowships ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-04-21
  • Michal Govrin: Hold on to the Sun

    Michal Govrin presents a lecture about her new book, "Hold on to the Sun."

    • Contributor: Govrin, Michal
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-10-18
  • Jerry Spinelli: 2012 National Book Festival

    Jerry Spinelli appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Spinelli, Jerry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • Early films of San Francisco, before and after the great earthquake & fire, 1897-1916 / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Compilation of 26 films from the collections of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division of the Library of Congress.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1994
  • The European Colonial Empires in Asia and Africa

    Historian William Roger Louis surveys the differences and similarities in European colonial empires from the 19th century to the post-World-War-II era. By 1914, Europe controlled some 85 percent of the world's surface. The British Empire alone extended over one quarter of the globe. There were profound contrasts, however, among the Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, French, German, Italian and British colonial systems, with regard to political ...

    • Contributor: Louis, William
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-07-12
  • A History of the Library of Congress

    John Cole gives a history of the Library of Congress for the annual visitor docent training class.

    • Contributor: Cole, John Y.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-07
  • Nathaniel Philbrick: 2006 National Book Festival

    Nathaniel Philbrick speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Philbrick, Nathaniel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • Olli Kotekangas & Norman Scribner

    Composer Olli Kortekangas and Norman Scribner, artistic director of The Choral Arts Society of Washington discuss the composer's new work, "Seven Songs for Planet Earth," which has been described as "a statement about our relationship to the natural world and our human duty to respect and nurture our planet -- a universal message for all to understand and contemplate."

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-05-16