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  • Film, Video

    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
  • Film, Video

    Jefferson and His Legacy

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

    • Date: 2000-07-25
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    Mike Lupica: 2012 National Book Festival

    Mike Lupica appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Lupica, Mike
    • Date: 2012-09-22
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    Russell Banks: 2011 National Book Festival

    Author Russell Banks appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Banks, Russell
    • Date: 2011-09-24
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    Calef Brown: 2011 National Book Festival

    Calef Brown appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Brown, Calef
    • Date: 2011-09-24
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    Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month: Leadership to Meet the Challenges of a Changing World

    The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress American Folklife Center sponsored a panel discussion honoring Asian-Pacific American veterans. This discussion explored the service experience of Asian-Pacific Americans.

    • Date: 2010-05-25
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    Session 1: Existing Exclusive Rights Under Title 17, Part 1

    This session discussed Title 17 and the making available of digital on-demand transmissions such as peer-to-peer networks, streaming services, and music downloads, as well as more broadly in the digital environment. Evidentiary issues in infringement actions were also discussed. Speakers included Maria A. Pallante, Karyn Temple Claggett, John C. Beiter, Andrew P. Bridges, George M. Borkowski, Eugene DeAnna, Jane Ginsburg, Glynn Lunney, Peter Menell, ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-05-05
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    Shall we prepare? /

    Two sequences of TR: Sequence 1: views of TR walking onto the porch of Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay, N.Y., facing the camera, and then speaking on military preparedness during WWI; Sequence 2: views of TR sitting at his desk in the Metropolitan Magazine office in New York City and speaking with a man who may be Carl Hovey, editor of the magazine.

    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Hovey, Carl - Paramount Pictures Corporation - Bray Studios - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1916
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    Lyrics of Life: Sa'di on Love, Cosmopolitanism and Care of the Self

    Fatemeh Keshavarz discussed her new book on the mediaeval Persian lyrical poet Sa'di: "Lyrics of Life: Sa'di on Love, Cosmopolitanism and Care of the Self." This program was the opening lecture of a Persian book lecture series, held during the Nowruz season which celebrates the arrival of spring.

    • Contributor: Keshavarz, Fatemeh
    • Date: 2016-03-22
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    Supreme Court Review: Election Year Issues & Highlights of Last Term

    Dahlia Lithwick of Slate Magazine presented her views on the Supreme Court's most noteworthy decisions of its recent term, identified emerging trends on the court and looked ahead to the next judicial term.

    • Contributor: Lithwick, Dahlia
    • Date: 2012-09-24
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    Rita Dove: 2011 National Book Festival

    Rita Dove appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Dove, Rita
    • Date: 2011-09-24
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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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    The Cinderella No One Knows: The Grimm Brothers' Tale of Incest, Fur & Hidden Bodies

    Folklorist Margaret R. Yocom discusses less well-known versions of Cinderella, particularly the international story of Allerleirauh, found in Asia and Africa as well as Europe. She focuses on the heroine and her journey through the gendered, sexually redolent landscape of the tale???s provocative middle section. As she explains, it is not the marriage at the end that draws the listener in, but the way ...

    • Contributor: Yocom, Margaret
    • Date: 2013-02-20
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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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    Henry Petroski: 2010 National Book Festival

    Engineer and professor Henry Petroski speaks at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Petroski, Henry
    • Date: 2010-09-25
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    Christopher Myers: 2013 National Book Festival

    Christopher Myers appears at the 2013 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Myers, Christopher
    • Date: 2013-09-22
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    Gwendolyn Annette Duncan oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Saint Augustine, Florida, 2011-09-14.

    Gwendolyn Duncan recalls her family history in Saint Augustine, Florida, watching a Ku Klux Klan parade through the black neighborhood of Lincolnville, and integrating a white school. She discusses the efforts in St. Augustine to commemorate the local Civil Rights Movement, including the ACCORD Freedom Trail.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Duncan, Gwendolyn Annette
    • Date: 2011-09-14

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    Baroque Dance: Révérence (Honour)

    videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:27 | Reconstructed by Thomas Baird. Performed by Cheryl Stafford and Thomas Baird. See: p. 62 in Rameau, P. Le maître a danser, (#142), Videorecording (Form). Videoreel (Form).

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    Christopher Buckley: 2013 National Book Festival

    Christopher Buckley appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Buckley, Christopher
    • Date: 2013-09-22
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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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    [Theater commercial--electric refrigerators]. Buy an electric refrigerator /

    Largely graphic commercial for electric refrigerators in general and a refrigerator show, presumably in Pittsburgh, in particular.

    • Contributor: Afi/Kalinowski (eugene) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1926