Hispanic Audio Archive Rebrands as the PALABRA Archive and Releases New Recordings

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress announces the release of fifty new audio recordings from the Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape (AHLOT), now rebranded as the PALABRA Archive, for online streaming. As part of this release, the Hispanic Division is also launching a series of new online features that will celebrate the PALABRA Archive and show you and others how to better access its materials.

Ralph Ellison’s “Juneteenth”

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.