1990s Black and Indigenous Coming-of-Age Stories Added to National Film Registry
Their induction coincides with the NFR’s 30th anniversary.
Tracy K. Smith's Poetry Podcast Invites Listeners to 'Slowdown'
The United States poet laureate calls her new podcast and radio show “a perfect medium for talking about the very real and natural ways that poems speak to the daily experience of being alive.”
Library of Congress Adds Music From Gloria Estefan, Run-DMC To National Recording Registry
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden: “This annual celebration of recorded sound reminds us of our varied and remarkable American experience.”
Tracy K. Smith Named 22nd U.S. Poet Laureate
Smith earned a Pulitzer Prize for her 2011 outer space-inspired poetry collection, “Life on Mars.”
Library of Congress Acquires Archive of Civil Rights Movement Photos
Bob Adelman’s photos of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and other racial justice figures from the 1960s onward will now be part of the Library’s collection.
'Paris is Burning,' 'Putney Swope' Among Films Selected for National Film Registry
The Library of Congress also selected “Blackboard Jungle” and the historical films of Solomon Sir Jones for preservation.
Carla Hayden is Our Nation's First Black Female Librarian of Congress
Dr. Hayden formerly served as the CEO of Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library.
Smokey Robinson To Receive Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize for Popular Song
The Motown legend is the award’s second Black recipient after Stevie Wonder
Obama Nominates First Black Librarian of Congress
It’s the Black History Month that keeps on giving.
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Some of Wednesday’s big stories
Forever Cherish Intimate Moments with Maya Angelou, Ruby Dee And More
New collection joins slave narratives gathered by the WPA during the 1930s