Archie Green: The Making of a Working-Class Hero
Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2012-05-01
This talk explores the relationship between folklorist Archie Green's formative political experiences at home, at school, and at work during the "Age of the CIO" and his subsequent development of "laborlore" as a public-oriented interdisciplinary field.
Tetouan, Morocco: Its Specificity and World Cultural Heritage Dimension
Tetouan is the largest North Moroccan Mediterranean city, but it is not one of nation's larger, famous or glamorous cities. Yet Tetouan stands out for its incredible capacity to incorporate Andalusian, Ottoman, Arab and Middle Eastern, Berber or Amazgh, Jewish, European Christian cultural elements into one predominantly Arabic and Islamic society and culture. M'hammad Benaboud of the Tetouan Asmir Association presents the multi-dimensional essence...
Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin Closes the Literary Season
U.S. Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin--the two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, hailed by the New York Times as the "undisputed master"-- concluded the Library of Congress spring literary season with a reading of his work.
Miro´ Quartet with Ricardo Morales
motion picture | 1 videorecording ; 92 min. | Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, DC (Venue). December 18, 2012 (Date). String Quartet in G major, D. 887 / Schubert -- Clarinet Quintet in B minor for clarinet, two violins, viola and violoncello, op. 115. (Content). Daniel Ching and William Fedkenheuer, violins. John Largess, viola. Joshua Gindele, violoncello. Ricardo Morales, clarinet. (Performers). 4:3 Motion...
Schubert, Franz - Brahms, Johannes - Miro ́ String Quartet - Morales, Ricardo (Clarinetist)
Making a Way Out of No Way: Martin Luther King's Use of Proverbs for Civil Rights
Martin Luther King's use of proverbs for civil rights | King's use of proverbs for civil rights | Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2011-02-10
For more than ten years Wolfgang Mieder has made the study of proverbs in political discourse one of his major research areas, particularly the role of proverbs at critical moments in American history. In this lecture he discusses his research for his most recent book, "Making a Way Out of No Way: Martin Luther King's Sermonic Proverbial Rhetoric" (2010). In barely 40 years of...
Hicks family oral history interview in Bogalusa, Louisiana, 2011-05-27.
The Hicks family remembers their childhood in segregated Bogalusa, Louisiana, and their father, Robert Hicks, a local civil rights leader. They recall leading a children's civil rights march in Bogalusa to protest discrimination at Woolworth's, hosting two white civil rights workers, Bill Yates and Steve Miller, and being protected by the Deacons of Defense and Justice.
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Hicks, Charles Ray - Hicks, Valeria Payton - Collins, Barbara Maria - Burras, Carol Cummings - Hicks, Robert Lawrence - Hicks, Darryl Robertson - Hicks, Gregory Vincent - Hicks Family
Mabel and Fatty viewing the World's Fair at San Francisco, Cal.
Mabel and Fatty at the World's Fair | Frisco story
The 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition was San Francisco's second fair (following the 1894 Mid-Winter Fair) and her first major exposition. The 1915 fair celebrated both the opening of the newly-completed Panama Canal -- a triumph of Franco-American engineering -- and the newly-rebuilt San Francisco, vital and vigorous after recovering from the 1906 earthquake and fire. The fair opened on February 20, 1915, and closed December...
Sennett, Mack - Normand, Mabel - Arbuckle, Roscoe - Keystone Film Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Mutual Film Company - Blackhawk Films - Afi/Meggers (William F.) Collection (Library of Congress)
Tonya Bolden: 2016 National Book Festival
Tonya Bolden discusses "How to Build a Museum: Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture" at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Cultural Stewardship in Asian Pacific American Communities
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration comes to a close with a keynote address titled "Cultural Stewardship in Asian Pacific American Communities" by Franklin Odo, founding director of the Smithsonian Institution's Asian Pacific American Program.
Odo, Dr. Franklin
Killing Neighbors: Webs of Violence in Rwanda
Author Lee Ann Fujii addresses some of the causes of the genocide that took place in Rwanda 15 years ago, killing nearly one million people in a span of 100 days. She also talks about her book "Killing Neighbors: Webs of Violence in Rwanda."
Frederick Law Olmsted : designing America /
Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
A biography of the man who made public parks an essential part of American life. He made enormous contributions to the American landscape, believing a park was both a work of art and a necessity for urban life. Olmsted's efforts to preserve nature created an "environmental ethic" decades before the environmental movement became a force in American politics.
Hott, Lawrence R. - Garey, Diane - Chowder, Ken - Channing, Stockard - Scott, Campbell - Rybczynski, Witold - Beveridge, Charles E. - Wned-Tv (Television Station : Buffalo, N.Y.) - Florentine Films - Hott Productions - Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.) - Pbs Distribution (Firm) - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
Naval apprentices at sail drill on historic ship "Constellation"
From Edison films catalog: This picture opens with the young cadets climbing the rigging and going through the sail drill on board the famous historic ship "Constellation." Loosing sail to buntline, making sail, shortening sail and furling; also loose sail to bowline. This picture is absolutely perfect photographically; also very thrilling, and makes a most interesting subject. 125 feet. 18.75.
White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
The Longevity of Human Civilization (4 of 4)
Will the longevity of human civilization on Earth be imperiled, or enhanced, by our world-changing technologies? Scientists, humanists, journalists and science-fiction authors convened to answer this question in a daylong symposium. The final panel invited all speakers to the stage to engage with the audience in discussion. Speakers included David Grinspoon, Odile Madden, Rick Potts, Seth Shostak, Ken Caldeira, Steven Dick, Kim Stanley Robinson,...
Separate Is Never Equal
Duncan Tonatiuh discussed his children's book "Separate Is Never Equal," the story of Sylvia Mendez and her family's fight to end school segregation of Mexican Americans in California in 1947.