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Archive: June 2020 (4 Posts)

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Ralph Ellison’s “Juneteenth”

Posted by: Anne Holmes

In commemoration of Juneteenth, Manuscript Division curator Barbara Bair explores Ralph Ellison's unfinished second novel. First published posthumously in 1999 as "Juneteenth," and a decade later (in 2010) as "Three Days Before the Shooting...," Ellison's novel takes a deep dive into the complexities of race and violence and prices of transformation in America.

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There’s a Library of Congress Affiliate Near You (And They Have Great Programs to Offer!)

Posted by: Anne Holmes

The Library of Congress, through its Center for the Book, has affiliates in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Now, you can learn about your local Center for the Book’s public programs in one place: Our newly launched Calendar of Events tells you what your state or territory is doing as well as the activities of other Affiliate Centers. And, through the beauty of the internet, you can be a part of programs from just about any state, as the current pandemic has forced almost all programs to go online.