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    From patent medicines to patents for indigenous knowledge : material and spiritual economies, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Lecture on images of American Indians and African Americans used in patent medicine advertising from 1840 to 1910 and on the current economic interest in "indigenous knowledge" as it relates to traditional medicine and healing.
    • Contributor: Kruesi, Margaret - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2004
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    This nonviolent stuff'll get you killed : how guns made the civil rights movement possible, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Charles E. Cobb, Jr., a journalist who was a Mississippi field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) from 1962-1967 working primarily in the Mississippi Delta, discusses his book "This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible" (2014) which investigates the ways many nonviolent activists embraced their constitutional right to self-protection -- a crucial dimension of the ...
    • Contributor: Cobb, Charles E. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Blacks in Government (U.S.). Library of Congress Chapter - National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)
    • Date: 2014
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    Selma, the Voting Rights Act, and reel history Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available In his talk in the American Folklife Center's series, "Many paths to freedom: looking back, looking ahead at the long Civil Rights Movement," Dr. Gary May explores the significance and continuing importance of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and includes a critique of how the stories behind the Act are framed in the Hollywood lens, including the movie "Selma," and raises questions as ...
    • Contributor: May, Gary - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2015
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    Robert Burns at 250: Poetry, Politics and Performance: Day Two, Session 2 To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet, the American Folklife Center, in collaboration with the Scottish government as part of its Homecoming Scotland 2009 celebration, presented a free public symposium on Burns' life and work, as well as his impact on America and American culture. The afternoon featured a second panel discussion exploring Burns' relationship to the ...
    • Contributor: Various - Bennett, Margaret - Bulger, Peggy A. - Bold, Valentina - Cole, John Young - Cowan, Edward J. - Crawford, Robert - Edwards, Nat - Gray, Patricia H. - Kay, Billy ... Various - Bennett, Margaret - Bulger, Peggy A. - Bold, Valentina - Cole, John Young - Cowan, Edward J. - Crawford, Robert - Edwards, Nat - Gray, Patricia H. - Kay, Billy - Lambert, Marc - Miller, Ed - Newton, Cate - Ryan, Kay - Salmond, Alex - Sklarew, Myra - Winick, Stephen D. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009-02-25
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    Baseball Americana Symposium 2009 Even those of us who love a day out at the ballgame probably spend more of our baseball time in and around our homes, with our families, friends and neighbors. This event explores the many ways we enjoy baseball at home, from watching it on TV, to following our favorite players and their all-important statistics, to playing baseball, softball and stickball in parks and ...
    • Contributor: Alstrom, Ed - Banks, Ernie - Ceresi, Frank - Cook, Murray - Dickson, Paul - Dierker, Larry - Frank, Russell - Hillerich, John - Johnson, Mamie - Katz, Harry L. ... Alstrom, Ed - Banks, Ernie - Ceresi, Frank - Cook, Murray - Dickson, Paul - Dierker, Larry - Frank, Russell - Hillerich, John - Johnson, Mamie - Katz, Harry L. - Kraig, Bruce - Reyburn, Susan - Smith, Claire - American Folklife Center - Library of Congress. Publishing Office - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009-10-03
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    Corsican Language & Expressive Culture Since the mid-20th century, a variety of social, economic and political factors have affected the cultural practices and conceptions of identity on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. Linguistic anthropologist Alexandra Jaffe discusses the Corsican language and Corsican expressive culture. She addresses both the island's shift towards the French language and the Corsican language revitalization movement that began in the early 1970s. Drawing on ethnographic ...
    • Contributor: Jaffe, Alexandra - Jaffe, Alexandra M. (Alexandra Mystra) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2014-12-02
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    Memorialization and justice as an ancestral imperative : two American cases Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Ken Bilby, Smithsonian Research Associate, discussed the role of orally transmitted ancestral memory in ongoing struggles to overcome past injustices, which is proving critical in the struggle for human rights, civil rights, and justice. In this context, he reflected on two pathbreaking cases of recent public memorialization: the Moiwana Massacre, which took place in the Republic of Suriname, South America in 1986 and the ...
    • Contributor: Bilby, Kenneth M. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2015
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    Tommy Sands with Moya and Fionan Sands in Concert Tommy Sands, with his daughter Moya and son Fionan, performed in concert as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Program at the Library of Congress. This event was co-sponsored by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the American Folklife Center. The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is the lead development agency for the arts in Northern Ireland. It is the main support for ...
    • Contributor: Sands, Tommy - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2008-10-09
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    Robert Burns at 250: Poetry, Politics and Performance: Day Two, Session 1 To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet, the American Folklife Center, in collaboration with the Scottish government as part of its Homecoming Scotland 2009 celebration, presented a free public symposium on Burns' life and work, as well as his impact on America and American culture. A panel discussion titled "Burns and His World" kicked off the second ...
    • Contributor: Various - Bennett, Margaret - Bulger, Peggy A. - Bold, Valentina - Cole, John Young - Cowan, Edward J. - Crawford, Robert - Edwards, Nat - Gray, Patricia H. - Kay, Billy ... Various - Bennett, Margaret - Bulger, Peggy A. - Bold, Valentina - Cole, John Young - Cowan, Edward J. - Crawford, Robert - Edwards, Nat - Gray, Patricia H. - Kay, Billy - Lambert, Marc - Miller, Ed - Newton, Cate - Ryan, Kay - Salmond, Alex - Sklarew, Myra - Winick, Stephen D. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009-02-25
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    Laborlore conversations IV : documenting occupational folklore then and now Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Symposium co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the Fund for Labor Culture and History, held at the Library of Congress, August 15-16, 2007. Program includes film screening of "Morristown" with filmmaker Anne Lewis; keynote address by Nick Spitzer, "In Katrina's Wake: The Building Trades in New Orleans"; panels on "Social Justice, The Environment, and the Ethics of Colloboration;" "Collecting and Contextualizing Laborlore;" "Expressive ...
    • Contributor: Alvarez, Maribel L - Ardery, Julia S. - Cannon, Hal - Dickens, Hazel - Eff, Elaine - Fleischhauer, Carl - Glaser-Church, Susan - Johnson, Paula J. - Lane, James "petey," - Lewis, Anne ... Alvarez, Maribel L - Ardery, Julia S. - Cannon, Hal - Dickens, Hazel - Eff, Elaine - Fleischhauer, Carl - Glaser-Church, Susan - Johnson, Paula J. - Lane, James "petey," - Lewis, Anne - McCarl, Robert - McNeil, Bryan T. - Munoz, Michael S. - Purkey, Elaine - Roediger, David R. - Seeger, Mike - Spitzer, Nicholas R. - Wilson, Joe - Archie Green Fund for Labor Culture & History - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2007
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    Laborlore: Social Justice, the Environment and the Ethics of Collaboration The panel examines the work that the participants have done in mining communities in the US South and West by beginning with a consideration of pioneer scholar George Korson, one of the most prolific collectors and publishers of mining folksong, folklore and cultural history. By linking Korson's focus on local economic and political concerns to larger global environmental and human rights issues in contemporary ...
    • Contributor: Various - Alvarez, Maribel L - Ardery, Julia S. - Cannon, Hal - Dickens, Hazel - Eff, Elaine - Fleischhauer, Carl - Glaser-Church, Susan - Johnson, Paula J. - Lane, James "petey," ... Various - Alvarez, Maribel L - Ardery, Julia S. - Cannon, Hal - Dickens, Hazel - Eff, Elaine - Fleischhauer, Carl - Glaser-Church, Susan - Johnson, Paula J. - Lane, James "petey," - Lewis, Anne - McCarl, Robert - McNeil, Bryan T. - Munoz, Michael S. - Purkey, Elaine - Roediger, David R. - Seeger, Mike - Spitzer, Nicholas R. - Wilson, Joe - Archie Green Fund for Labor Culture & History - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2007-08-16
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    Coffeehouses : folk music, culture and counterculture symposium, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Since the 1950s, the history of the American folk music revival has been intertwined with the rise of coffeehouses and coffeehouse culture. This forum brings together notable coffeehouse producer Betsy Siggins from Boston's legendary Club 47, CaffeĚ€ Lena History Project founder and producer Jocelyn Arem, filmmaker and documentarian Todd Kwait, and Baltimore-based performer and "open mic" organizer Rob Hinkal to explore folk music coffeehouses, ...
    • Contributor: Arem, Jocelyn - Hinkal, Rob - Groce, Nancy - Kwait, Todd - Siggins, Betsy - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2014
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    Canaries, nightingales, whistlers, and transcribers: birdsong, bird-imitators and the early 20th-century recording industry, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Documentation of a presentation in the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Ian Nagoski, founder and director, Canary Records of Baltimore, Maryland, discusses examples of rare early recordings of birdsong imitations from his recent digital release "Ecstatic & Wingless: Bird-Imitation on Four Continents, ca. 1910-44" to explore this forgotten art form and illuminate the world of vaudevillians and bird-fanciers, ...
    • Contributor: Nagoski, Ian - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2016
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    Coffeehouses: Folk Music, Culture & Counterculture Since the 1950s, the history of the American folk music revival has been intertwined with the rise of coffeehouses and coffeehouse culture. This forum brings together notable coffeehouse producer Betsy Siggins from Boston's legendary Club 47, Caffe Lena History Project Founder and Producer Jocelyn Arem, filmmaker and documentarian Todd Kwait, and Baltimore-based performer and "open mic" organizer Rob Hinkal to explore folk music coffeehouses, ...
    • Contributor: Arem, Jocelyn - Hinkal, Rob - Groce, Nancy - Kwait, Todd - Siggins, Betsy - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2014-04-11
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    Laborlore: Expressive Culture, Work Culture and the Art of Representation This panel considers the artistic representations of work in a range of cultural and social contexts (Mexico, Texas, Nevada, San Francisco) and in a variety of media (graphic arts, video and material culture). The panel focuses on issues of self-representation, the aesthetics of portraying work culture for both inside and outside audiences and the ways in which members of working communities adapt old and ...
    • Contributor: Various - Alvarez, Maribel L - Ardery, Julia S. - Cannon, Hal - Dickens, Hazel - Eff, Elaine - Fleischhauer, Carl - Glaser-Church, Susan - Johnson, Paula J. - Lane, James "petey," ... Various - Alvarez, Maribel L - Ardery, Julia S. - Cannon, Hal - Dickens, Hazel - Eff, Elaine - Fleischhauer, Carl - Glaser-Church, Susan - Johnson, Paula J. - Lane, James "petey," - Lewis, Anne - McCarl, Robert - McNeil, Bryan T. - Munoz, Michael S. - Purkey, Elaine - Roediger, David R. - Seeger, Mike - Spitzer, Nicholas R. - Wilson, Joe - Archie Green Fund for Labor Culture & History - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2007-08-16
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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 ...
    • Contributor: Sugarman, Tracy - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009-05-05
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    The two worlds of the Pennsylvania Dutch, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by professor Don Yoder in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on May 5, 2011, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. In an illustrated lecture, Dr. Yoder discusses the common culture and language of rural, small town Pennsylvania Dutch communities and the history of differences between ...
    • Contributor: Yoder, Don
    • Date: 2011
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    Not the Same Old(Folk) Song and Dance: Field Recordings in the European Communities of the United States videorecording | videorecording; 52 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). July 27, 2006. (Date). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Barton, Matthew - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2006
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    Alan Lomax in Italy, 1954-1955 Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Plastino served as editor for the Italian Treasury in the Alan Lomax Collection (Rounder Records), an annotated CD series culled from a previously unedited recordings collected in Italy by Lomax and Diego Carpitella between 1954-1955. He discusses Alan Lomax's itinerary and photography in Italy in 1954-1955 and the contributions of Diego Carpitella to this field work in a lecture for Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture ...
    • Contributor: Plastino, Goffredo - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2015
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    Voices from the canefields : folksongs from Japanese immigrant workers in Hawai'i Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Franklin Odo discussed his research for his book, Voices from the canefields: folksongs from Japanese immigrant workers in Hawai'i (Oxford University Press, 2013) as a featured presenter in the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series on September 20, 2013, sponsored by the American Folklife Center. He describes how Japanese workers on Hawai'i's plantations created their own songs, in form akin to their traditional tanka or ...
    • Contributor: Odo, Franklin - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2013
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    Open mic: Mark D. Moss interview, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Documentation of a presentation in the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Sing Out! Executive Director and Editor Mark Moss discussed the history of Sing Out! magazine and the significance and challenges of folk music journalism over the past six decades with American Folklife Center staff Nancy Groce and Stephen D. Winick. The mid-20th century "folk revival"-- an explosion ...
    • Contributor: Moss, Mark - Groce, Nancy - Winick, Stephen D. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2017
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    Laborlore: Collecting and Contextualizing Laborlore Through a case study approach, the panelists focus on a range of issues confronting documentary fieldworkers and their community collaborators in the arena of documenting and representing occupational lore and traditions. Focusing on maritime traditions and ranching culture, participants address the issues of how to frame labor culture and traditions for a broader public in the realm of the museum, the internet and live ...
    • Contributor: Various - Alvarez, Maribel L - Ardery, Julia S. - Cannon, Hal - Dickens, Hazel - Eff, Elaine - Fleischhauer, Carl - Glaser-Church, Susan - Johnson, Paula J. - Lane, James "petey," ... Various - Alvarez, Maribel L - Ardery, Julia S. - Cannon, Hal - Dickens, Hazel - Eff, Elaine - Fleischhauer, Carl - Glaser-Church, Susan - Johnson, Paula J. - Lane, James "petey," - Lewis, Anne - McCarl, Robert - McNeil, Bryan T. - Munoz, Michael S. - Purkey, Elaine - Roediger, David R. - Seeger, Mike - Spitzer, Nicholas R. - Wilson, Joe - Archie Green Fund for Labor Culture & History - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2007-08-16
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    Documenting the freedom struggle in southwest Georgia, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Glen Pearcy, as a featured presenter in the Many Paths to Freedom series on February 27, 2014, sponsored by the American Folklife Center, screens his film, "One More River to Cross," (1969) about the Southwest Georgia Project, led by Charles Sherrod, which Glen Pearcy and his wife Susan Due Pearcy participated in during the 1960s. Pearcy also shows and discusses his involvement in and ...
    • Contributor: Pearcy, Glen - Cline, David P. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Blacks in Government (U.S.). Library of Congress Chapter
    • Date: 2014
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    The transformative power of storytelling : a social force for social change, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Documentation of a lecture by Kiran Singh Sirah, president of the International Storytelling Center, producers of the world-acclaimed National Storytelling Festival, based in Jonesborough, Tennessee, discussing storytelling as a community-building tool that we can use to foster, cultivate and strengthen peace and collaboration in our communities, and explores how we might collectively use new storytelling forms in the arenas of peace and community development ...
    • Contributor: Sirah, Kiran Singh - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2016
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    Belfast's Linen Hall Library : "exciting a spirit of general enquiry" in Irish folklore, history, politics, and religion since the 18th century, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available John Killen discusses the collections of the Linen Hall Library, founded in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1788: "The collections in the Linen Hall tell the story of Ireland, the divisions in its society, its trials and tribulations, its successes and failures; and, throughout, they tell of the spirit of a people."
    • Contributor: Killen, John
    • Date: 2011