Author Jim Carrier To Discuss Guidebook On Civil Rights Historic Landmarks
Award-winning journalist and author Jim Carrier will discuss his new book, “A Traveler’s Guide to the Civil Rights Movement,” at the Library of Congress, at noon on Monday, Feb. 2 in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue S.E. in Washington, D.C. The lecture, sponsored by the Library’s Humanities and Social Sciences Division, is free and open to the public and...
December 19, 2003
Public Service Announcement: 30 Seconds
Award-winning journalist and author Jim Carrier will discuss his new book, "A Traveler's Guide to the Civil Rights Movement," at the Library of Congress on Monday, February 2, at noon in the Madison Building.
W. Ralph Eubanks Discusses His New Memoir on September 17
W. Ralph Eubanks, the director of the Publishing Office at the Library of Congress, will discuss his new memoir, "Ever is a Long Time: A Journey Into Mississippi's Dark Past" (Basic Books, 2003), at noon, Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, James Madison Memorial Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. S.E. in Washington, D.C.
May 23, 2003
Library of Congress to Offer Three Baseball History Programs in June
The Library of Congress will offer three programs in June that highlight the achievements of African Americans in baseball. Sponsored by the Library's Public Service Collections Directorate, the programs will appeal to historians and afficionados of America's national pastime alike. These programs are free and open to the public.
January 29, 2003
Broadcaster Kojo Nnamdi To Deliver African American History Month Keynote Address
Kojo Nnamdi, host of the public affairs radio program "The Kojo Nnamdi Show," will deliver the keynote address for the Library's 2003 observance of African American History Month at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, in the Mumford Room on the sixth floor of the Library's James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave., S.E., in Washington, D.C. The program is free and open to the...
Veterans History Project Seeks African-American Veteran Histories
The Veterans History Project is a project of the Library of Congress through its American Folklife Center to collect and preserve oral histories and documentary materials from veterans of World War I, World War II, and the Korean, Vietnam, and Persian Gulf Wars. The project was created by Congress in legislation sponsored by Senators Max Cleland and Chuck Hagel, and Representatives Ron Kind, Amo...
Library of Congress and Arena Stage Present Concert Readings of Unpublished
To celebrate the Library of Congress's Bicentennial and Arena Stage's 50th anniversary, there will be concert readings of Zora Neale Hurston's folk comedy, Polk County, in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Dec.11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. No tickets are required. The Coolidge Auditorium is in the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E.Polk County is an unpublished and unproduced...
New On-Line Collections Added to American Memory Web Site
The "Abraham Lincoln Papers," "The Leonard Bernstein Collection," and the "From Slavery to Freedom: The African-American Pamphlet Collection, 1824-1909," are the latest additions to the Library's American Memory Web site at www.loc.gov.The "Abraham Lincoln Papers" consist of approximately 20,000 documents, which date from the 1850s through Lincoln's presidential years, 1860-65. The materials include drafts of the Emancipation Proclamation, his second Inaugural Address and a...
February 11, 2000
Suzanne Smith Book Talk Rescheduled for February 23 at Library of Congress
In its continuing exploration and celebration of the popular music of African Americans, the Music Division of the Library of Congress presents Suzanne Smith, who will discuss and sign her newly published book, Dancing in the Street: Motown and the Cultural Politics of Detroit (Harvard University Press).Originally scheduled for January 26 but postponed because of snow, the lecture will take place in the Mumford...
January 19, 1999
Executive Director of Black Leadership Forum to Keynote African-American History Month at Library of Congress
WHO: Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Black Leadership Forum Inc.WHAT: The keynote address of the Library's celebration of African- American History MonthWHEN: 10 a.m. February 9WHERE: Mumford Room, sixth floor, James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E.BACKGROUND:Dr. Scruggs-Leftwich is expected to address the national theme for African-American History Month, "The Legacy of African-American Leadership for the Present and...
January 11, 1999
Publication of African-American Newspaper and Periodical Bibliography To Be Feted February 9
The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress will herald the publication of African-American Newspapers and Periodicals: A National Bibliography (Harvard University Press, 1998) at 5:30 p.m. February 9 in the Montpelier Room on sixth floor of the James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E. The reception, which will include a brief program, is part of the center's "Books & Beyond"...
April 9, 1998
Author Taylor Branch to Discuss Latest Book
Writer and historian Taylor Branch will discuss his latest book, Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-1965, at the Library of Congress on Thursday, June 18, at 6 p.m in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E. The event, co-sponsored by the Library's Humanities and Social Sciences Division and the Center for the Book's "Books & Beyond" series,...
February 3, 1998
Library of Congress To Put African American Collections On-Line
The Library of Congress will begin digitization of its major exhibition "African American Odyssey" and other important materials from its incomparable African American collections to make them accessible on-line. A grant of $1 million from the Citicorp Foundation will enable the Library to start this project immediately. A preview of the exhibition is available at http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/african/intro.html."The Library's African American holdings are the strongest in...
January 30, 1998
Library of Congress Receives Private Sector Gift To Digitize Rare Materials of Abraham Lincoln
A major new exhibition, "The African American Odyssey," will open Feb. 5 in all three of the Library of Congress buildings on Capitol Hill.The exhibition showcases the incomparable African American collections of the Library of Congress. Displaying more than 200 items, including books, government documents, manuscripts, maps, musical scores, plays, films and recordings, it is the largest black history exhibition ever held at the...
January 26, 1998
African American Odyssey Exhibition Press Preview Date Changed
The date for the press preview for the "African American Odyssey" exhibition at the Library of Congress has been changed to Feb. 2 from Feb. 4.WHO: Librarian of Congress James H. Billington and exhibition curator Debra Newman Ham, professor of history at Morgan State UniversityWHAT: A preview of the major new Library of Congress exhibition, "African American Odyssey"WHEN: 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2WHERE: Second...
April 24, 1997
Zora Neale Hurston Playscripts Found in the Library of Congress
Little-known copies of typescripts of four sketches and six plays by Zora Neale Hurston have been identified through a recent search of old copyright records and are available to researchers at the Library of Congress.Between 1925 and 1944, the author deposited these carbon typescripts for copyright protection as unpublished dramas, and the Library retained them. A 1992 finding aid for nonbook Hurston materials in...
April 16, 1997
Zora Neale Hurston Playscripts Found in the Library of Congress
Little known copies of typescripts of four sketches and six plays by Zora Neale Hurston have been identified through a recent search of old copyright records. Between 1925 and 1944 the author deposited these carbon typescripts for copyright protection as unpublished dramas, and the Library retained them. A 1992 finding aid for non-book Hurston materials in the Library of Congress had not included the...
January 18, 1996
Exhibit on Booker T Washington's "Atlanta Compromise" Opens
An exhibit focusing on Booker T. Washington's most controversial speech -- and the one that brought him to national fame -- opens Friday, January 19, at the Library of Congress.The exhibit will remain on display through February 29 in the Current Events Gallery on the first floor, green core, of the Madison Building.Funded by Tuskegee University, "Booker T. Washington's Atlanta Exposition Address Revisited" draws...