No discussion around Black History Month would be complete without exploring the significant contributions of Afro-Latinos to American culture and society. Roughly 25 percent of Hispanics in the United States identify as having Black heritage and the Library showcases many of their contributions.
The Library's newly digitized gallery of African American portraits from the late 19th and early 20th centuries showcases the lives, hopes and dreams of the famous and the forgotten of the era. Here are stories of Robert Church, Gertrude Mossell and William Pettigrew.
Danielle Allen, winner of the Library's 2020 Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity, will host a series of exciting conversations at the Library to explore the nation's civic life and ways that people from all political beliefs and social causes can build a stronger, more resilient country.
One hundred years ago today, on Feb. 15, 1921, over 70 women’s organizations gathered in the U.S. Capitol rotunda for the unveiling of the statue “Portrait Monument to Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.”
The Library marks Abraham Lincoln's birthday (Feb. 12) with a short video covering his first inauguration as president, including his handwritten copy of his inaugural address and the pearl necklace and bracelets that Mary Todd Lincoln wore to their inaugural ball.
Transcription of the Library's Mary Church Terrell Papers was selected as the 2021 Douglass Day service project by the Colored Conventions Project, and you can take part via the Library's By the People crowdsourcing program.
The Feb. 2021 set of Free to Use and Reuse Photographs in the Library's collections highlights African American Women Changemakers. We highlight the careers of Ida B. Wells, Fannie Lou Hamer and Charlayne Hunter-Gault.
Nicaraguan poet Rubén Darío died 105 years ago this week, but still looms over Latin American verse. Sergio Ramírez, a Nicaraguan author who wrote a book about Darío, discusses his legacy in an interview.