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    John Hope Franklin: Where Do We Go from Here? Distinguished historian John Hope Franklin, recipient of the 2006 John W. Kluge Prize for the Study of Humanity, discussed the history of the African-American experience and poses the question, "Where Do We Go from Here?" In a frank and honest discussion, he used his personal experiences to examine the successes and failures of race relations in America.
    • Contributor: Hope Franklin, John
    • Date: 2007-03-06
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    Jeanne Theoharis: 2015 National Book Festival Jeanne Theoharis discusses "The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Theoharis, Jeanne
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    Contemporary Issues in African-American Lives: 2016 National Book Festival Three authors discuss contemporary issues and human rights movements: Angela J. Davis, "Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American Prosecutor," Jabari Asim, "Only the Strong," and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, "From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation" at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2016-09-24
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    Mission Italy: On the Front Line of the Cold War Richard N. Gardner discussed his book "Mission Italy: On the Front Line of the Cold War," another in the Books & Beyond series sponsored by Center for the Book. Gardner's memoir of his years in Italy offers insights into the foreign policy of the Carter administration and into a critical turning point in Italy's history. Events during this turbulent period included the kidnapping and ...
    • Contributor: Gardner, Richard
    • Date: 2006-02-14
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    Exploring Waldseemuller's World: Sources and Texts Prominent scholars gathered at the Library to examine Waldseemuller's cartographic vision and to reflect on the philosophical and historical context of the map's production and reception. Experts spoke on a wide range of topics, from the history of exploration and German Humanism to the mathematical and astronomical basis of early 16th-century cartography. Using the first session on the transmission of texts as a general ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2009-05-15
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    Margo Jefferson: 2016 National Book Festival Margo Jefferson discusses "Negroland: A Memoir" with Marcia Davis from the Washington Post at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Jefferson , Margo
    • Date: 2016-09-24
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    New Ideas of Music Ownership & the Musical Life of the Kïsêdjê The introduction of ideas taken from international intellectual property regimes to communities of indigenous peoples can lead to serious repercussions. This presentation discusses some of the results of the arrival new ideas and language about music and ceremonial ownership on central aspects of the musical, artistic, and economic life of a group of Brazilian Indians known in the literature as the Suyá, but who ...
    • Contributor: Seeger, Anthony - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2015-04-08
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    Generations of Samoan Culture & History Rep. Aumua Amata, American Samoa's third Member of Congress and the first woman elected to the House American Samoa, discussed Samoan culture and history. Also generations of Samoan culture were illustrated by items found in a variety of Library collections.
    • Date: 2016-04-27
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    From Decayed Parchment to 'Bit Rot' -- Challenges in Digitizing Archimedes The Archimedes Palimpsest, written in Constantinople in the 10th century, contains seven of the Greek mathematician's treatises. It is the only surviving copy of "On Floating Bodies" in the original Greek and the unique source for the "Method of Mechanical Theorems and Stomachion." In the 13th century, the manuscript was taken apart, the Archimedes text scraped off, and the parchment reused. In 1906, the ...
    • Date: 2009-01-22
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    MariJo Moore
    • Contributor: Moore, Marijo
    • Date: 2004-10-09
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    Archive Ingest and Handling Test Keith Johnson, digital repository product manager at Stanford University, reported on Stanford's contribution to the Archive Ingest and Handling Test (AIHT), an initiative sponsored by the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program ( designed to test the feasibility of transferring digital archives from one institution to another. He was joined by Library program officer Martha Anderson, who provided an overview to the project. ...
    • Contributor: Johnson, Keith
    • Date: 2006-04-05
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    Was Madison an Original Thinker? Gary Rosen discussed the nature of James Madison's political philosophy at this symposium celebrating the 250th anniversary of Madison's birth. It is said that he is a liberal or a republican, a nationalist or an advocate of states' rights, a follower of the "court" party or of its "country" rival. Taxonomies seldom do justice to individuals, and this is especially true when dealing with ...
    • Contributor: Rosen, Gary
    • Date: 2001-03-16
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    The Making of a King: King Peggy Peggielene Bartels, also known as King Peggy, spoke about how she became King of Otuam, a small fishing village on the coast of Ghana.
    • Contributor: Bartels, Peggielene
    • Date: 2015-03-31
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    Renewing American Culture: The Pursuit of Happiness Theodore R. Malloch and Scott T. Massey discussed their book, "Renewing American Culture: The Pursuit of Happiness" in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book. The foreword to the book is by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington, who participated in a panel discussion about the volume following the presentation. The other panel members were Michael Novak, a writer and scholar, and ...
    • Date: 2006-05-25
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    George Duran: 2008 National Book Festival Chef George Duran appears at the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Duran, George
    • Date: 2008-09-27
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    Preserving Our Communities with Photography Explore the reaches of Carol Highsmith's archive as she discusses her work and her motivation for dedicating the rights to the American people for copyright-free access.
    • Contributor: Highsmith, Carol
    • Date: 2015-10-27
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    Black Campus Movement in Higher Education, 1965-72 Hundreds of thousands of black students, aided on some campuses by white and Latino students, demanded and protested for a relevant learning experience. At upwards of 1,000 traditionally white and historically black colleges and universities in the United States, black campus activists initiated a range of campus reforms, including the addition of more black students, faculty, administrators, and coaches, and the establishment of black ...
    • Contributor: Rogers, Ibram
    • Date: 2011-01-19
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    David McCullough: Americans in Paris When historian David McCullough announced his intention to write a book about Americans in Paris, his interest was in Americans who went to Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, not, as he observed, "to make a social splash, but with the ambition to excel. The old world was the new world to them," says the author. McCullough discusses his latest work, "The ...
    • Contributor: McCullough, David
    • Date: 2011-06-01
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    Vince Flynn: 2006 National Book Festival Vince Flynn speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Flynn, Vince
    • Date: 2006-09-30
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    Anita Shreve
    • Contributor: Shreve, Anita
    • Date: 2003-10-04
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    Carolyn Hart: Book Fest 07 Carolyn Hart in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Hart, Carolyn
    • Date: 2007-09-29
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    BARD Mobile iOS: How to Activate the VoiceOver Function John Brown provides a tutorial on how to activate the VoiceOver Function in the BARD Mobile app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
    • Contributor: Brown, John
    • Date: 2013-09-01
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    Michael Buckley: 2012 National Book Festival Michael Buckley appears on the Family Storytelling Stage at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Buckley, Michael
    • Date: 2012-09-22
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    Meg Cabot: Book Fest 05 Author Meg Cabot at the 2005 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Cabot, Meg
    • Date: 2005-09-24