Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young Peoples Literature, writes about the problems of posing for photographs in his August newsletter.
Amara Alexander is the 2019-20 Einstein Fellow at the Library of Congress. Here, she writes about her research at the Library.
A remembrance of Rep. John Lewis by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden upon the congressman’s death on July 17, 2020.
Jason Reynold’s “Grab the Mic” July Newsletter.
Danielle Allen, director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and the James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University, will receive the 2020 John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity, the Librarian of Congress has announced.
Some of the origins of Juneteenth can be traced to the front porch of a plantation house in Limestone County, Texas, where a slaveowner told his 150 enslaved workers that they were free on June 19, 1865.
How would freed slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass have sounded while delivering one of his classic speeches? A speech on John Brown offers a few clues.
The Library’s collections document the historic 1963 March on Washington, one of the largest protests for social justice in national history, in our Changemakers series.
In this writing exercise, Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, challenges you to invent new synonyms.
Rosa Parks launched one of the most influential protests in American history, chronicled at the Library and featured in the exhibit, “Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words.” You can explore it online, even while the Library is closed due to COVID-19. The Parks papers and exhibit are part of the Library’s role in preserving and presenting the lives of revolutionary American changemakers.