Chinua Achebe: 50th Anniversary of "Things Fall Apart" (Morning)
Through his fiction and non-fiction works, Nigerian author Chinua Achebe has sought to repair the damage done to the continent of Africa and its people as a result of European colonization. This is best exemplified in his most famous novel "Things Fall Apart," one of the first African novels written in English to achieve national acclaim. Set in the 1890s, the novel deals with ...
USEK University: Rev. Hady Mahfouz
Father Hady J. Mahfouz, Rector of the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) gives a presentation titled "On Higher Education in Lebanon and the Role of USEK."
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We Had Sneakers, They Had Guns: The Kids Who Fought for Civil Rights in Mississippi
As an illustrator and journalist, Tracy Sugarman covered the nearly one thousand student volunteers who traveled to the Mississippi Delta to assist black citizens in the South in registering to vote. Two white students and one black student were slain in the struggle, many were beaten and hundreds arrested, and churches and homes were burned to the ground by the opponents of equality. Yet ...
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Model City: Buildings and Projects by Paul Rudolph for Yale and New Haven
In this lecture, Timothy M. Rohan from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, discusses the exhibition he curated, "Model City: Buildings and Projects by Paul Rudolph for Yale and New Haven," which draws upon works from the Paul Rudolph Archive in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. Paul Rudolph (1918-1997) was one of the most innovative American architects of the post-World ...
The Beehive Band
The Beehive Band performs traditional Mormon string band music from Utah, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
Library of Congress Honors Herman Wouk with Literary Award
Writer Herman Wouk received the first Library of Congress Lifetime Achievement Award for the Writing of Fiction. During this event, ABC News' Martha Raddatz, William Safire of The New York Times and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg read from Wouk's novels. Jimmy Buffett spoke about his relationship with Wouk and performed songs from the musical "Don't Stop the Carnival," based on Wouk's novel ...
Woodrow Wilson's Right Hand: The Life of Colonel Edward M. House
British journalist and historian Godfrey Hodgson discussed his new book, "Woodrow Wilson's Right Hand: The Life of Colonel Edward M. House" as part of the Books & Beyond series sponsored by the Library's Center for the Book. Colonel Edward M. House served not only as intimate friend and chief political advisor to President Wilson but also as a national security advisor and senior diplomat ...
Treating the Second Anglo Afghan War Album: Negotiations Between Book & Photograph Conservation
The Library of Congress "Afghanistan" album, containing 97 albumen prints from the Second Anglo-Afghan war, was severely deteriorated and could not be handled by patrons. Before treatment, conservators Dana Hemmenway and Yasmeen Khan explored the context in which the images were produced, details of the album's assembly, and the relationship of the album to other albums that document the same events.
A Bibliographer Encounters the Muses: Reflections on the Yiddish Theater and Its Legacy
Zachary M. Baker delivered the eighth Annual Myron M. Weinstein Memorial Lecture on the Hebraic Book as part of the Library's celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month. The lecture was titled "A Bibliographer Encounters the Muses: Reflections on the Yiddish Theater and Its Legacy." The lecture series honors Myron M. Weinstein (1927-1998), whose 29-year tenure at the Library was spent in the Hebraic Section.
Baker, Zachary M.
The New Deal Legacy and Contemporary Scholarship, Part 2
The "New Deal" Franklin Delano Roosevelt had promised the American people began to take shape immediately after his inauguration on March 4, 1933. The multi-faceted social, cultural and fiscal recovery program aimed to reform and reinvigorate national life, and to end the Great Depression. Many New Deal administrators believed that art could be a part of the daily lives of all Americans, not just ...
Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura ...
Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura - Kalin, Andrea - Katzman, Laura - Kazin, Michael - Kerst, Catherine Hiebert - McDannell, Colleen - Morgan, Mindy J. - Peatross, C. Ford - Rachleff, Peter J. - Remsberg, Rich - Sapoznik, Henry - Tidwell, John Edgar - Wiltsey, Tom - Zvonchenko, Walter - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress - National New Deal Preservation Association - United States. National Archives and Records Administration
Black Mesa: Water, Power, and the Story of a Master Theft
In this era of transnational corporations, the methods of separating indigenous peoples from their lands are many, and often quite legal - at least to those making the laws. When Native lands hold important energy resources, like coal, the human rights and environmental impacts take place far from mainstream media. Forty years ago the National Academy of Sciences declared that Black Mesa, Arizona might ...
The Cellos of Stradivari
videorecording | videorecording ; 59 min | Cellists Richard Belcher, Enso String Quartet, and Steven Honigberg, along with sculptor/instrument collector Alfredo Halegua, luthier John Montgomery and Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford of the Library's Music Division presented a lecture on Stradivari's cellos preceding the Enso String Quartet Concert. (Content). Recorded December 18, 2006 (Date). Speaker Biography: Richard Belcher has performed as soloist with orchestras touring Australia ...
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The Natural Nation: Tropical Imaginings and Ecologies of Abjection in Brazilian Literature
Brazil is paradise; everyone knows that. European explorers of the region praised its exuberant greenery and natural abundance, and some even imagined themselves to be honing in on the Garden of Eden. During the 20th century, nationalist discourses of mesticagem and brasileridade proclaimed Brazil a perfectly blended racial and cultural utopia. Effective in creating a homogenous national identity spanning cultural and geographical diversity, the ...
2006 Jay I. Kislak Lecture: Re-thinking Conquest: Spanish and Native Experiences in the Americas:
British historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto delivered the second annual Jay I. Kislak lecture titled "Re-Thinking Conquest: Spanish and Native Experiences in the Americas." In his lecture, Fernandez-Armesto argues that Spanish empire building in the Americas was, by most standards, more dynamic and big-scale than any comparable event at the time. His recent research, especially in native-language archives and neglected Spanish sources, opens new perspectives and ...
Eddie Bond and Josh Ellis
videorecording | videorecording ; 25 min | Forms part of Legends and Legacies: Remembering Archie Green (Source). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).
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Law Day 2007: Perspectives on Childhood and the Law
The Law Library of Congress and the American Bar Association Division for Public Education commemorated Law Day with a panel discussion on "Perspectives on Childhood and the Law." Law Librarian of Congress Rubens Medina and ABA President Karen J. Mathis made opening remarks. John Milewski moderated the panel discussion, which explored several legal questions including ways in which legal definitions of childhood and cultural ...