One hundred years ago today — August 26, 1920 — Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby certified that the 19th Amendment had become a part of the U.S. Constitution. It didn’t bring the right to vote to most women of color, though.
Tune in on Instagram and Twitter to learn 19 stories you may not know from the Library of Congress, Smithsonian and National Archives. Every weekday from August 3 through Women’s Equality Day, August 26, we’re counting down from 19 to 1 with a new story each day on our Instagram and Twitter feeds.
The letters of Julia Sand to President Chester A. Arthur have been digitized and are now online.
On May 1, 1855, Lucy Stone and Henry Browne Blackwell, two well-known social reformers, used their high-profile wedding to protest marriage laws of the time.
Victoria Vah Hyning helps manage the Library’s popular crowdsourcing project, By the People. Her academic training, though, involved researching medieval British convents. We asked her how one led to the other.
Ida B. Wells, one of the most influential investigative journalists in American history, is remembered in this post as a fearless truth-teller.
The Rosa Parks Papers are the subject of a major exhibit at the Library of Congress.
A small collection in the Library’s Manuscript Division preserves drawings created by children who survived Nazi concentration camps during World War II.
It’s time once again to dip into our Free to Use and Reuse sets of pictures, culled from the Library’s millions of copyright-free photographs, prints, maps and so on. This month, we’re featuring things that relate to ever-popular genealogy searches, as people look to uncover the secrets of their past by identifying their ancestors and the […]
Jessye Norman, the legendary opera star, died Monday at the age of 74. Her papers are preserved at the Library of Congress.