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    Africans & African-Americans in Germany A discussion on the pluralistic and multifaceted presence of Africa in Germany with visiting Fulbright Scholar, Magueye Kasse.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. African and Middle Eastern Division
    • Date: 2012
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    African Americans in Hollywood A conversation on the status of African Americans in Hollywood with producer, professor and former Library of Congress employee Russell Williams.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2018
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    Images of Early African American Life Photographic images of African American life at the turn of the 20th century were the subject of a talk by historians David Levering Lewis and Deborah Willis. Their book, "A Small Nation of People: W.E.B. Du Bois & African American Portraits of Progress" (Amistad, 2003), is based on the Library?s collection of photographs showcased in "The Exhibit of American Negroes" at the 1900 Paris...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Center for the Book - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2003
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    Conducting African American Genealogy Research Explore the untold stories of generations past by searching through the records and online resources at the Library of Congress. African American history is recorded in multiple formats that document African Americans in America, including digitized oral histories, newspapers, maps and photographs, among others. This presentation provides an overview of the materials available that will help you reconstruct these stories, including a case study...
    • Contributor: Johnson, Ahmed
    • Date: 2024-02-27
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    Theodore Roosevelt and African Americans Emily Alesia Poteat tells us how she utilized archival skills to interpret collections to share an inclusive story of the American experience through the Theodore Roosevelt and African Americans AHHA project.
    • Contributor: Alesia Poteat, Emily
    • Date: 2023-02-03
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    Theodore Roosevelt and African Americans Chris Smothers shares insights about the Manuscript Division AHHA project that surveyed African American voices within the Theodore Roosevelt Papers Collection.
    • Contributor: Smothers, Chris
    • Date: 2023-02-03
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    African-American Spirituals of the Civil War: Concert A performance by the Howard University Chorale and Baltimore City College High School Choir, as part of a Library symposium on African-American spirituals of the Civil War.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Music Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2013
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    African-American Spirituals of the Civil War A panel discussion on African-American spirituals of the Civil War.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Music Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2013
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    William Wells Brown: An African-American Life Ezra Greenspan will discussed his book "William Wells Brown: An African American Life." Brown (1814-1884) was born a slave and kept functionally illiterate until he was 19, when he escaped. He became an agent of the Underground Railroad, an antislavery activist and a self-taught writer and orator. In 1853 Brown wrote "Clotel," the first novel by an African American. It is a fictionalized account...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Center for the Book - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2014
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    Jake Blount: African American Folk Music A powerfully gifted musician and a scholar of Black American music, Jake Blount speaks ardently about the African roots of the banjo and the subtle, yet profound ways African Americans have shaped and defined the categories of roots music and Americana
    • Contributor: Saylor, Nicole - Blount, Jake - Winick, Stephen
    • Date: 2023-02-23
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    Daisy Turner's Kin: An African-American Family Saga Daisy Turner (1883-1988), born in Grafton, Vermont and the daughter of freed African American slaves, grew up listening to her father, Alec, tell stories of his family's heritage. Over the course of numerous interviews Daisy shared her own life story, one of discrimination, resilience and strength. This talk considers Daisy Turner's narrative in terms of memory and within a larger canvas of social, cultural...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2016
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    African American Doctors of World War I. Historians W. Douglas Fisher and Joann H. Buckley discuss their book, "African American Doctors of World War I: The Lives of 104 Volunteers." Inspired by his grandfather's diaries and letters, Fisher and Buckley share the stories of the doctors who cared for the 40,000 men of the 92nd and 93rd Divisions, the Army's only black combat units.They bring to light a significant yet overlooked...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Serial & Government Publications Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2017
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    African-American Spirituals of the Civil War: Performance Workshop A spirituals performance workshop led by J. Weldon Norris, director of choruses at Howard University and a leading performer-scholar of spirituals. Part of a symposium on African-American Spirituals of the Civil War.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Music Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2013
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    A History of African American Political Thought Melvin Rogers and Jack Turner, co-editors of the new book, "African American Political Thought: A Collected History," discuss their book, which brings together contemporary scholars to reflect on the contributions of important figures in the tradition of African American political thought, providing an unprecedented philosophical history of thinkers from the African American community and the African diaspora.
    • Contributor: John W. Kluge Center (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2021
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    Musical Soundscapes of Morocco: From Africa to America Samuel Torjman Thomas explores the circulation of Moroccan music in America and the place of music in constructing modern Moroccan-American hybrid identities. Morocco has long been a nexus point between east and west, drawing upon an inherently international position in world history and its own ethnic diversity (including Arab, Jewish, and Berber traditions) for creative musical inspirations. In recent generations, as Moroccans have immigrated...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2016
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    Francisco Campbell Hooker: The African Presence in Latin America Ambassador Francisco Campbell Hooker of the Republic of Nicaragua discusses the African presence in Latin America.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. African and Middle Eastern Division
    • Date: 2010
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    African American History Month Celebration: National Visionary Leadership Project Showcase The Library of Congress celebrated African American History Month with its signature event--a showcase of the American Folklife Center's National Visionary Leadership Project (NVLP) Collection. The NVLP is a collection of oral life histories of extraordinary African American elders who have made significant contributions to American society, and the American Folklife Center is the official repository for these stories. The Library's signature event featured...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2008
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    African American Dollmaking and Puppetry: Renegotiating Identity, Restoring Community African American artisans utilize ancient skills and innovative technologies to create dolls and puppets that are both whimsical and starkly serious. Their creations, incorporationg clay, textiles, wood, glass and found objects, embrace the somber reality of African American experiences and optimism for a boundless future.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2020
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    [World War II color footage--American troops in North Africa and Egypt]
    World War 2 color footage--American troops in North Africa and Egypt | World War Two color footage--American troops in North Africa and Egypt | Inventory title: North Africa
    Scenes and events in North Africa and Egypt include dock activities, a military parade, a troop inspection, bomb-damaged buildings, and military action involving tanks and troops.
    • Contributor: Stevens, George - United States. Army. Signal Corps. Signal Service Photographic Detachment, 834th
    • Date: 1943
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    Year-Round African-American Music History at LOC February is Black History Month! The Music Division has all the resources you need to explore and appreciate African-American contributions to the performing arts year-round, not only in February.
    • Contributor: Wertheimer, Melissa
    • Date: 2019-02-27
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    2022 National Book Festival: African American Genealogical Research Doing genealogical research for African Americans can be quite challenging and requires some creativity when deciding what resources and records to search for information. Using real-life examples, this presentation will provide researchers with some of the basic tools and resources to begin their search.
    • Contributor: Johnson, Ahmed
    • Date: 2022-09-03
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    African Americans and Utopia: Visions of a Better Life Lyman Tower Sargent discussed the many ways that African Americans contributed to visions of a better life in the U.S. in literature, by establishing communities and by contributing to the dialogue around betterment throughout U.S. history. While there have been studies of individual African American writers and authors of science fiction, there has been no attempt to examine the many ways that African Americans...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2019
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    History of African American Business & Entrepreneurship Sophia Southard, 2020 Junior Fellow Intern, introduces herself and discusses her internship.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2020
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    African-American Passages: Black Lives in the 19th Century Adam Rothman discussed documents from the Library's manuscript collection relating to the lives of African-Americans in the 19th century in a conversation with Jesse J. Holland.
    • Contributor: John W. Kluge Center (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2019
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    African American Faces of the Civil War: An Album Ronald Coddington discusses the third volume in his series on Civil War soldiers, which contains previously unpublished photographs of African American Civil War participants -- many of whom fought to secure their freedom.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Center for the Book - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2013