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1990s Black and Indigenous Coming-of-Age Stories Added to National Film Registry

Their induction coincides with the NFR’s 30th anniversary. 

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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. 

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'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.

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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.

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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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Forever Cherish Intimate Moments with Maya Angelou, Ruby Dee And More

New collection joins slave narratives gathered by the WPA during the 1930s