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Censorship, the Comic Book, and Seduction of the Innocent at 70: A Roundtable Discussion

Posted by: Josh Levy

Join staff of the Manuscript and Serial & Government Publications divisions for a roundtable discussion with three comic studies scholars who will discuss psychiatrist Fredric Wertham’s anti-comics legacy and its afterlives in more recent clashes over representations of race and sexuality in comics and graphic novels.

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Made at the Library with Cassandra Good, author of First Family: George Washington’s Heirs and the Making of America

Posted by: Julie Miller

George Washington is widely known to have had no biological children of his own. Less well known is his role in raising several of the children and grandchildren of Martha Washington’s marriage to her first husband, Daniel Parke Custis. In this informal conversation with Manuscript Division curator Julie Miller and archivist Kate Madison, Cassandra Good, …

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Home Rule and Go-Go “Live! at the Library,” November 30, 2023

Posted by: Ryan Reft

Join us on November 30 for a “Live! at the Library” commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of home rule in Washington, D.C., with a panel discussion on the legacy of home rule moderated by Kojo Nnamdi and featuring journalist Tom Sherwood; The Drum and Spear Bookstore co-founder, Eyes on the Prize documentarian and civil rights activist Judy Richardson; and historians G. Derek Musgrove and Kyla Sommers. A performance by the D.C. Go-Go band Mambo Sauce will follow the panel discussion.