News from the Library of Congress

December 2003

  • December 19, 2003  (03-214)
    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...
    • Date: 2003-12-19
  • December 19, 2003  (03-215)
    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.
    • Date: 2003-12-19

October 2003

September 2003

  • September 15, 2003  (03-154)
    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.
    • Date: 2003-09-15

May 2003

  • May 23, 2003  (03-088)
    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.
    • Date: 2003-05-23

January 2003

  • January 29, 2003  (03-015)
    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...
    • Date: 2003-01-29

September 2002

February 2002

  • February 25, 2002  (02-020)
    Creativity and Spirituality of African American Women to Be Featured at Library of Congress Program on Tuesday, March 19 Akasha Gloria Hull, author of Soul Talk: The New Spirituality of African American Women (Inner Traditions, 2002), will discuss her book at the Library of Congress at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E. She will be joined by poets Lucille Clifton and Dolores Kendrick for further discussion about the lives and...
    • Date: 2002-02-25
  • February 12, 2002  (02-013)
    District of Columbia's Chief Health Officer to Deliver African American History Month Keynote Address Ivan C.A. Walks, M.D., chief health officer for the District of Columbia and director of the District's Department of Health, will deliver the keynote address for the Library's observance of African American History Month, at 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E. The program is free and open to the public. This...
    • Date: 2002-02-12
  • February 8, 2002  (02-015)
    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...
    • Date: 2002-02-08

August 2001

July 2001

February 2001

  • February 8, 2001  (01-020)
    Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson to Deliver African American History Month Keynote Address U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) will deliver the keynote address for the Library's observance of National African American History Month, at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E. The program is free and open to the public.
    • Date: 2001-02-08

November 2000

  • November 9, 2000  (00-160)
    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...
    • Date: 2000-11-09

May 2000

  • May 1, 2000  (00-070)
    E. Ethelbert Miller to Discuss His New Memoir at the Library of Congress on Wednesday, May 31 Poet and author E. Ethelbert Miller will discuss his new book, Fathering Words: The Making of an African American Writer, on Wednesday, May 31, in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, James Madison Building, at 6 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.The program is sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress as...
    • Date: 2000-05-01

March 2000

  • March 9, 2000  (00-030)
    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...
    • Date: 2000-03-09

February 2000

  • February 11, 2000  (00-015)
    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...
    • Date: 2000-02-11

January 1999

  • January 19, 1999  (99-005)
    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...
    • Date: 1999-01-19
  • January 11, 1999  (99-002)
    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"...
    • Date: 1999-01-11

April 1998

  • April 9, 1998  (98-060)
    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,...
    • Date: 1998-04-09

February 1998

  • February 3, 1998  (98-012)
    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...
    • Date: 1998-02-03

January 1998

  • January 30, 1998  (98-018)
    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...
    • Date: 1998-01-30
  • January 26, 1998  (98-011)
    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...
    • Date: 1998-01-26

April 1997

  • April 24, 1997  (97-075)
    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...
    • Date: 1997-04-24
  • April 16, 1997  (97-065)
    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...
    • Date: 1997-04-16

January 1996

  • January 18, 1996  (96-011)
    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...
    • Date: 1996-01-18
  • January 4, 1996  (96-006)
    Library of Congress Traveling Exhibit on Plantation Life Opens at Martin Luther King Library January 10 The Library of Congress traveling exhibit on plantation life will open Jan. 10 at the Martin Luther King Memorial Library, 901 G Street NW. The exhibit, "Cultural Landscape of the Plantation," will remain on display there through Feb. 11.Its next venue is the Historical Society of Talbot County, 25 S. Washington Street, Easton, Md., where it will open Feb. 17.A list of the future...
    • Date: 1996-01-04