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    Charles R. Smith Jr.: 2008 National Book Festival

    Photographer and children's book author Charles R. Smith Jr. appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Smith Jr. , Charles R.
    • Date: 2008-09-27
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    Leopold Sedar Senghor: Thinker, Statesman, Poet

    Souleymane Bachir Diagne, professor of philosophy and religion at Northwestern University, gave a lecture titled "Leopold Sedar Senghor: Thinker, Statesman and Poet" in a program sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division. 2006 was the centennial year of the birth of Senghor (1906-2001), who served as Senegal's first president from 1960 to 1980. During his presidency, he set Senegal on the path toward ...

    • Contributor: Diagne, Souleymane Bachir
    • Date: 2006-11-07
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    Jefferson and His Legacy

    Historians Joseph Ellis and Annette Gordon-Reed discuss Jefferson and his legacy.

    • Date: 2000-07-25
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    Patronage and Power: Women Movers and Shakers in the Indian Subcontinent - Panel II: Begums and Maharanis

    Women in the Indian subcontinent are often associated with the smiling, singing and dancing actresses who appear in Bollywood films (Indian cinema). However, throughout history women in that region have played a significant role in the political, religious and cultural life of their society. The contributions of these women are the subject of a symposium titled "Patronage and Power: Women Movers and Shakers in ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2007-04-20
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    La Quinceanera: A Coming of Age Ritual in Latino Communities

    Norma Cantu, professor of English at the University of Texas at San Antonio, presented this talk as part of the Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The Quinceanera, the traditional coming-of-age celebration for Latinas, is an an elegant party on the girl's 15th birthday, highlighting God, family, friends, music, food and dance. Many questions emerge as one looks at this ...

    • Contributor: Cantu, Norma E. - Cantú, Norma E.
    • Date: 2006-11-08
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    Mir Ali Shir Symposium: Panel 3

    During the 15th century, Mir Ali Shir (1441-1501) was the major literary figure among the Central Asian Turkic peoples, the ancestors of today's Uzbeks. His life, work and legacy was the focus of a symposium held at the Library of Congress. Sponsored by the Library's African and Middle Eastern Division and the Embassy of Uzbekistan, the symposium examined the writings of Mir Ali shir ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2007-03-27
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    The Shield of Achilles: War, Law and the Course of History

    Phillip Bobbitt and Sir Michael Howard discuss Bobbitt's book.

    • Date: 2003-03-19
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    Rosie the Riveter: Real Women Workers in World War II

    Sheridan Harvey explores the evolution of "Rosie the Riveter"and discusses the lives of real women workers in World War II.

    • Contributor: Harvey, Sheridan
    • Date: 2003-05-14
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    The Druze Heritage: Part II

    The Druze are a thousand-year-old religious community of the Middle East, whose members today live primarily in Lebanon, Syria and Israel, while others have emigrated to the United States, Europe and Africa. Their historical and intellectual legacy was examined by 10 scholars from the U.S. and Middle East who participated in a symposium at the Library of Congress. The event was sponsored by the ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2008-02-07
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    Taming the Regulation of Culture

    The sixth lecture of this series was presented by Lawrence Lessig.

    • Contributor: Lessig, Lawrence
    • Date: 2005-03-03
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    Ground Control: Beyond an Environmental History of the Space Race

    Historians usually depict the space race of the 1960s and 1970s as a pitched technological battle between Cold War political rivals. Yet while U.S. and Soviet spacecraft forced the world to look upward towards the Moon, they also, quite ironically, encouraged citizens across the globe to gaze back down at "spaceship Earth" with a newfound environmental awareness. In this lecture, Neil Maher not only ...

    • Contributor: Maher, Neil
    • Date: 2009-07-02
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    Interview with Thomas Hampson, conducted by Denise Gallo

    videorecording | 1 video, 41 minutes | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress, 2009. (General). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Hampson, Thomas - Gallo, Denise
    • Date: 2009
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    Interview with Donato Maffin, Naples, Italy, November 15, 2001

    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Maffin, Donato
    • Date: 2001-11-15
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    James L. Swanson: 2009 National Book Festival

    New York Times best-selling author James L. Swanson appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Swanson, James L.
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Film, Video

    Andrea Barrett

    • Contributor: Barrett, Andrea
    • Date: 2002-10-12
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    War's End: Eyewitness to History, Part 1

    Benjamin Ferencz, an Army officer who served as prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials, delivered the keynote address for the symposium, which commemorated the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II. Tom Wiener, historian for the Veterans History Project and compiler of the recently published book "Voices of War," moderated the first panel of eyewitnesses to events at the end of the war. ...

    • Date: 2005-05-26
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    Rocketeers and Gentlemen Engineers

    Smithsonian curator and historian Tom D. Crouch discussed his new book, "Rocketeers and Gentlemen Engineers: A History of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and What Came Before," in a program sponsored by the Library's Center for the Book. "Rocketeers and Gentlemen Engineers" is an account of the significant contributions the AIAA and its predecessor organizations have made to the evolution of flight. ...

    • Contributor: Crouch, Tom
    • Date: 2006-04-25
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    The Peasant Movement of Papay

    Sponsored by the Hispanic Division, leaders of the Peasant Movement of Papay (MPP) from Haiti gather for an oral history of this movment. The MPP has become one of the most effective environmental peasant movements in Haitian history, successfully fostering economic development, environmental protection and individual survival. Chavannes Jean-Baptiste is the featured speaker accompanied by leaders of the MPP. Each speaker is an expert ...

    • Date: 2009-11-06
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    Rajput Maharajas Conference (Afternoon)

    Rajput maharajas have ruled hundreds of places throughout northern India, not just Rajasthan. The Rathor clan of Rajputs, headed by the Maharaja of Jodhpur, ruled states in Central India (Alirajpur, Jhabua, Jobat, Ratlam, Sailana, Sitamau), Eastern States Agency (Seraikela), Rajasthan (Bikaner, Jodhpur, Kishangarh, Kushalgarh), and Western India (Idar, Malpur). The speakers include the son and grand-daughter of the Maharaja of Dhrangadhra, who heads the ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2008-10-17
  • Film, Video

    Jazz Conversation: Lyricist Iola Brubeck

    videorecording | videorecording ; 39 min | Denise Gallo, Head of Acquisitions and Processing with the Library of Congress Music Division, conducts a conversation with lyricist Iola Brubeck, wife of famed jazz musician Dave Brubeck. (Content). Recorded April 10, 2008 (Date). Speaker Biography: Iola Brubeck (b. Corning, CA, 1923) was a radio broadcaster, actress and journalist who studied at the College of the Pacific ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Brubeck, Iola
    • Date: 2008
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    The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature

    Daniel Levitin gives a talk titled "The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature." Director of McGill University's Laboratory for Musical Perception, Cognition and Expertise and best-selling author of "This is Your Brain on Music," Levitin blends cutting-edge scientific findings with his own experiences as a former record producer and still-active musician. The Music and the Brain Lecture Series is ...

    • Contributor: Levitin, Daniel
    • Date: 2008-11-18
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    Veteran Librarians

    The Veterans History Project, along with the District of Columbia Library Association and the Military Librarians Group of the DC Chapter of the Special Libraries Association, hosted a program on librarians who served in Vietnam. Former "Spec 4s" Fran Buckley, interim director of the District of Columbia Public Library, and Bill Sittig, chief of the Science, Technology and Business Division of the Library of ...

    • Date: 2005-11-01
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    A New Challenge to the Congressional Black Caucus

    What did Ossie Davis envision in 1971 when he proclaimed to the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) that "it's not the man, it's the plan"? In a special forum at the Library of Congress, Congressman Major Owens hosted a distinguished panel of U.S. representatives and political scientists in a discussion of his book, "The Peacock Elite: A Subjective Case Study of the Congressional Black Caucus ...

    • Contributor: Owens, Major
    • Date: 2007-10-01
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    Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream

    Barbara Ehrenreich discussed her 2005 book "Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream," which chronicles the often futile efforts of laid-off middle-class professionals to become re-employed in corporate America. The event was sponsored by the Science, Technology & Business Division.

    • Contributor: Ehrenreich, Barbara
    • Date: 2005-12-07
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    Valerie Martinez: 2009 National Book Festival

    Poet Valerie Martinez appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Martinez, Valerie
    • Date: 2009-09-26