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Archive: 2024 (9 Posts)

Image showing the book cover of Eliza Scidmore, The Trailblazing Journalist Behind Washington's Cherry Trees, by Diana Parsell.

Made at the Library: Eliza Scidmore, Trailblazing Journalist, with Diana P. Parsell

Posted by: Elizabeth Novara

In celebration of Women's History Month, join author Diana P. Parsell as she discusses her recent book Eliza Scidmore: The Trailblazing Journalist Behind Washington’s Cherry Trees with Manuscript Division historian Elizabeth A. Novara and Prints and Photographs Division curator Mari Nakahara. The event will take place online only on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 12:00pm-1:00pm EST. Register for the program here.

Collage showing Terrell, home, furniture, and household items

CCDI Interns Explore the Power and Possibilities of Words with the Mary Church Terrell Papers

Posted by: Josh Levy

A new interactive art project and web interface, At the Table with: Mary Church Terrell, enables users to deepen and enrich their understanding of an influential civil rights activist, educator, and suffragist. The project treats the Mary Church Terrell Papers not as a static collection of documents, but a vibrant and dynamic repository.

Engraved portrait bust of Frederick Douglass, three-quarter view, hands folded.

Show Frederick Douglass some love: Transcribe his letters for Douglass Day on February 14

Posted by: Julie Miller

Library of Congress volunteer transcription program By the People, in collaboration with the Center for Black Digital History at Pennsylvania State University, invites you to join a Douglass Day transcribe-a-thon focused on letters from the Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress!