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New Video: African Americans in Hollywood

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:00:15 -0600

New Videos February 1, 2018 Subscribe 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. Click here to watch the video. [...]



New Video: Japanese Woodblock Prints

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:00:18 -0600

New Videos February 16, 2018 Subscribe A Story in Layers: Japanese Woodblock Prints Clair Cuccio discussed how Japanese woodblock prints are created by means of a network of multiple artists in a process that combines individual expertise and collaborative production. Click here to watch the video. [...]



New Video: Black Press Pioneer Alice Dunnigan

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:00:16 -0600

New Videos February 16, 2018 Subscribe Black Press Pioneer Alice Dunnigan Carol McCabe Booker discussed her book "Alone Atop the Hill: The Autobiography of Alice Dunnigan, Pioneer of the National Black Press" were she has condensed Dunnigan's 1974 self-published autobiography to appeal to a general audience and has added scholarly annotations that provide historical context. Dunnigan's dynamic story reveals her importance to journalism, women's history and the civil-rights movement. Click here to watch the video. [...]



New Video: International Writing Spotlight

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:42:51 -0600

New Videos February 15, 2018 Subscribe 2017 International Writing Spotlight In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the International Writing Program, residents Enza García Arreaza (Venezuela) and Santiago Giralt (Argentina) participated in a discussion with Cynthia P. Schneider, Amy Storrow and Christopher Merrill. Click here for more information. [...]



New Videos: Literacy Best Practices Honorees

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:13:06 -0600

New Videos February 1, 2018 Subscribe 2017 Literacy Best Practices Honorees Fifteen organizations from around the world were recognized as special honorees as part of the 2017 Library of Congress Literacy Awards. This series of short videos profiles each and acknowledges best practices in several categories: Culturally Relevant Books and LiteracyStory SharesCODESealaska Heritage InstituteYayasan SulinamaCentre for Knowledge Assistance and Community Development Adult LiteracyReading Works Inc.Canadian Women for Women in AfghanistanTales and Travel Memories Family LiteracyAsia FoundationLouisiana Endowment for the HumanitiesState Library of Western Australia Reading Instruction and TutoringServeMinnesotaReading PartnersCommonLitCenter for Teaching and Learning [...]



New Video: Chinese Opera in North America

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:00:15 -0600

New Videos February 14, 2018 Subscribe Fantastic Worlds of Chinese Opera Theater in North America Nancy Yunhwa Rao discussed the musical history of Chinese immigrants to North America. Click here to watch this video. [...]



New Video: Life of Peggy Seeger

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:00:12 -0600

New Videos February 14, 2018 Subscribe Peggy Seeger: Music, Love, Politics Drawing from her recently published biography of Peggy Seeger's life and contributions as a performer, song writer and activist, author Jean Freedman discussed Seeger's career from the 1950s to the present. Click here for more information. [...]



New Video: Diary of a WWI Soldier

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:00:18 -0600

New Videos February 14, 2018 Subscribe Diary of a WWI Soldier In honor of Veterans Day, actor and playwright Douglas Taurel offered a dramatic presentation based on the diary of Irving Greenwald, a member of the famed "Lost Battalion" of World War I. Greenwald's diary is preserved by the Veterans History Project and on display in the Library of Congress exhibition "Echoes of the Great War." Click here for more information. [...]



New Video: Muslim American Journeys

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:15:18 -0600

New Videos February 14, 2018 Subscribe Muslim American Journeys This public listening event showcased narratives from the American Folklife Center's StoryCorps collection that illustrate the diversity of Muslim-American cultural identity. Click here for more information. [...]



New Video: Centuries of Cellulose

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:51:45 -0600

New Videos February 1, 2018 Subscribe Centuries of Cellulose Andrew Davis discussed the work of 20th-centry paper chemist William J. Barrow, whoundertook an ambitious study of 1,000 books printed from the 16th through 20th centuries, meticulously measuring their chemical and physical properties and offering systematic predictions of paper aging and permanence. Click here for more information. [...]



New Video: 18th-Century German Almanacs

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:33:04 -0600

New Videos February 14, 2018 Subscribe German Almanacs in 18th-Century North America Alexander Knirim discussed his research of German-American almanacs of the 18th century in the rare book collections. He showed a number of 18th-century German-American almanacs that are held in the Library's Rare Book and Special Collections Division. Click here for more information. [...]



New Video: Colonial Latin America

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 10:55:12 -0600

New Videos January 30, 2018 Subscribe A Symposium on Mestizaje, Hybridity and Cultural Entanglements in Colonial Latin America A symposium, "Mestizaje, Hybridity and Cultural Entanglements in Colonial Latin America," was held at the Library and cosponsored by the University of Maryland and with the generous support of the Kislak Family Foundation. Click here to watch the panel on Mesoamerica. Click here to watch the keynote address and the panel on South America and the Caribbean. [...]



New Video: GIS Day 2017

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 09:45:12 -0600

New Videos January 30, 2018 Subscribe GIS Day 2017 A daylong event highlighting geographic information technology and its impact on the work of policymakers, researchers and librarians in Washington and nationwide. The morning session featured Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.), Mary Mazanec, Timothy Petty, Rae Best, Nick Schumate and Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.). The afternoon session featured John Hessler and Owen Williams. [...]



New Video: Jacob Riis & New York's Other Half

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 08:35:12 -0600

New Videos January 30, 2018 Subscribe Jacob Riis: Revealing New York's Other Half Bonnie Yochelson describes her book, "Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York's Other Half: A Complete Catalog of His Photographs" and how Riis, a Danish-born immigrant to the United States who found his life's most important work in the slums of early 20th-century New York City, changed the course of history. Click here for more information. [...]



New Video: Billy Bragg Oral History

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 12:22:03 -0600

Stephen Winick of the Library's American Folklife Center and Mary Sue Twohy of SeriousXM Radio interview musician and activist Stephen "Billy" Bragg.

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New Video: Public Broadcasting at 50 Years

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 12:21:21 -0600

The Library of Congress and Boston's WGBH celebrated the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 with a series of panels featuring pioneers and experts in public broadcasting.

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New Video: Bromberg Violin Collection

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 12:20:34 -0600

American musician and violin collector David Bromberg discusses his personal collection of American-made violins with Nancy Groce.

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New Video: John Cena Reads "Ferdinand"

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 12:19:55 -0600

WWE wrestler and actor John Cena reads "The Story of Ferdinand," the children's book by Munro Leaf published in 1936.

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New Video: America & the Great War

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 12:18:54 -0600

Author Margaret Wagner discusses her book, "America & the Great War: A Library of Congress Illustrated History."

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New Video: Andrea Pinkney on Children's Literature

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 07:31:21 -0600

Award-winning children's author Andrea Davis Pinkney delivered the 2016 Anne Scott MacLeod Lecture, which honors the noted authority on children's literature and a faculty member emerita of the University of Maryland.

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New Video: Charles Hamilton Houston & WWI

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 07:30:36 -0600

Before Charles Hamilton Houston became the chief attorney for the NAACP and a mentor to Thurgood Marshall, he was a young officer serving in a segregated military during the First World War. Curator Ryan Reft discusses Houston's wartime experiences and their influence on his later work.

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New Video: 2016 Collegiate Book Collecting Winners

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 07:29:47 -0600

Established in 2005 to recognize outstanding book-collecting efforts by college and university students, the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest aims to encourage young collectors to become accomplished bibliophiles. Winners for 2016 were announced at a special Library of Congress event. Guest speaker for the ceremony was Toni Tipton-Martin.

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New Video: 2016 Symposium on Health & Literacy

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 07:28:49 -0600

Dr. David Bailey of Nemours Children's Health System delivered the opening address at the Literacy and Health Symposium, which explored the myriad connections between literacy and personal and public health.

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New Video: Indonesian Shadow Theater

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 07:28:03 -0600

In recent years, several dalang (shadow masters) in both Bali and Java have presented reinterpreted shadow puppet performances of ancient Indonesian texts as part of considering religious pluralism and tolerance. It is within these texts, produced between 1100 and 1400 A.D. by the Javanese Hindu-Buddhist sages Mpu Kunturan and Mpu Tantular, that the Indonesian national motto bhineka tunggal ika (unity in diversity) first appeared.

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New Video: Kishineff Massacre & American Music

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:19:55 -0600

Randall Goldberg explored the Jewish American musical responses to the Kishineff Pogrom of 1903 in Russia,

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