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The Art of Healing: A Nostalgic Ode to Black Hair Braiding

Black history tells powerful stories of innovation, perseverance, triumph, and celebration but also stories of loss, tragedy, trauma, and pain. Historically, African Americans have turned to art for its inexplicable healing powers. There is healing in African American spirituals and in praise dance; in African drums; and in beatboxing, in storytelling, and in rhythm and blues. […]

Get to Know the Territory: Musicals Based on Public Domain Works

Do you hear the people sing, singing the songs inspired by the public domain? Broadways musicals have a long tradition of pulling inspiration from the plays, short stories, operas, and more in the public domain. Let’s take a look at five musicals and what inspired them.

Barbara Ringer’s Legacy of Fighting for Equity at the Copyright Office: An Interview with Amanda Levendowski

Forty-eight years ago, Barbara Ringer was appointed Register of Copyrights. Amanda Levendowski, associate professor of law at Georgetown Law, discusses how she inspires current and future intellectual property professionals.